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POINT SAMSON

 

HEMA Map reference 78/E4

 

20 37' 44" S 117 11' 24" E

 

 

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Statistics

 

Km from Perth

1578

Population

400

Rainfall

305mm

Max Temp

30C

Min Temp

20C

Autogas

 

Telecentre

 

 

Caravan Parks

 

Point Samson

 

08 9187 1414

The Cove

Visit website

08 9187 0199

 

Services

 

See Roebourne

 

Attractions

 

Samís Creek, Honeymoon Cove, Johnís Creek, Popes Nose Creek

 

Buildings of note

 

Unknown

 

Calendar Of Events

 

Unknown

 

Fishing boat

 

Description

 

A Small co6astal port, Point Sampson was gazetted in 1909 as a replacement for Cossack when the port at Cossack began to silt up.

The town was named after Michael Samson who accompanied
Walter Padbury in an exploration of the coast. He later became an early settler in the area. The original spelling of the name was incorrect (Sampson) and this remained unchanged until Michael Samsonís widow brought it to the attention of the authorities in 1918.

The port was used to ship asbestos from the mines at
Wittenoom and stock piles were built up near the port. The legacy of this continues as asbestos is still in the ground and has not yet been properly cleaned up.

The port facilities were in use until 1976, but were soon over shadowed by the much more modern facilities at
Dampier. The jetty, seen in many tourist publications, was badly damaged by cyclone Orson in 1989 and was completely removed in 1991.

I was told about Honeymoon Cove and went to have a look at this Ďlocal iconí, unfortunately I was not impressed. (See picture above).

Point Samson is rapidly developing into a retirement and tourist destination and in all likelihood will be ruined in a few years by over development and over population.
 

 

 

 

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