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Roebourne, Western Australia
Roebourne, Western Australia is an old gold rush town in the state's northwest. It is 202km from Port Hedland and 1563km from Perth. It prospered during its goldrush heydey in the late 19th century and was once the biggest settlement between Darwin and Perth. Gold from Nullagine and surrounding copper mines contributed to its original prosperity. With decline of both, it lost its population and was a shadow of its former self. What remains of that era are various national trust buildings around the town. Currently it serves the passing highway traffic and tourism, especially as the gateway to many national parks in the interior.
- Electoral district of Roebourne
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