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Port Hedland  

Port Hedland

Port Hedland

May 22nd 2012
Port Hedland 22nd May 2012 In 1863 Peter Hedland, Master of the 16 ton cutter Mystery landed at Mangrove Harbour, now Port Hedland. An Iron Ore boom that began in the early 1960’s saw the town grow at a remarkable rate. Major expansion of Port Hedland took place in 1965 with the population exploding from a mere 1200 people to todays 15,000. Port Hedland handles the larges ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Port Hedland

Australian Flag Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
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