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Wickham

WICKHAM

 

HEMA Map reference 78/E4

 

20 40' 37" S 117 08' 21" E

 

 

Where is this?

 

 

 

 

Statistics

 

Km from Perth

1570

Population

1649

Rainfall

309mm (233.7)

Max Temp

33.7C (48.4)

Min Temp

20.2C (4.4)

Autogas

 

Telecentre

 

 

Caravan Parks

 

See Roebourne or Point Samson

 

Services

 

Hospital

08 9187 3200

Police

08 9182 1133

Fire

08 9187 1222

Roebourne Visitor info

08 9182 1060

SES

08 9187 1712

 

Attractions

 

Tank Hill. Fishing from Point Samson.

 

Calendar Of Events

 

Easter: Sky diving festival. July: Yacht club regatta.

 

Haul Pak near tourist info centre

Port Walcott

Port Walcott

 

Description

 

A modern mining town built in 1970-2 to service the port facility at Cape Lambert . The town was named after John Clements Wickham who served aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, surveying the coast from 1838.
 

Wickham was a closed company town until 1980 when the administration was taken over by the Shire or Roebourne.


There is a small shopping centre and a few amenities but on the whole there isn’t much to attract the casual tourist.

Robe River Iron which is located at nearby Cape Lambert provides free tours of their facilities and of
Cossack from April to November. To book simply contact the Roebourne tourist information centre. (The tour is very good.)

The Woolworths at Wickham used to be cheaper than the one in
Karratha but with a change of management came a change in prices. Sadly with the advent of ‘fly in, fly out’ workers, Wickham is gradually falling into an un-cared for, untidy state. A place where people know they are not going to stay long-term and therefore don’t have the same civic pride as those who know their futures are linked to their town.

 

 

 

 

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