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Photos taken in and around Broome, Western Australia where we ended our Kimberley Coast cruise on 'Coral Expeditions I", photos from which can be found here http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/kimberley-coast-western-australia_topic120222.html.

Broome is famous as a centre for the pearling industry. In its early days the large local pearl-shells were harvested and used for making mother of pearl buttons and other such objects. That all died with the invention and introduction of plastics. Not long after, the cultured pearl industry was introduced and remains a vital economic activity. More recently tourism has developed very strongly. Broome is a gateway to the Kimberley, both for coastal and inland itineraries, as well as a major centre that supports the inland mining industry with air services and other provisioning activities.

All taken with a99 and either CZ 24-70mm Vario-Sonnar or SAL70400G2, mostly with CPL filter attached. Exif embedded. C&C welcome.

1. Cable Beach is named after the telegraph cable that went from there across to Indonesia.
Looking towards Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Reds and blues, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

3. At extremely low tide a vast array of dinosaur footprints can be seen fossilised in the rock on this headland. This is a cast on display for those times when the sea covers the real thing.
Dinosaur footprints, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

4. Un-manned lighthouse tower. If you look closely there are two Osprey nests on the two intermediate platforms.
Lighthouse tower, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Osprey's nest on lighthouse tower, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

6. Cable Beach is legendary for its fine, firm sand, its shallow and clear water, and its sunsets.
Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Swimming at Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

8. The pearling industry involved many Japanese as deep sea divers dressed in heavy canvas suits, lead lined boots and screw-on brass helmets, breathing via bellow driven hoses hand pumped on board the pearling luggers. Many died of the bends.
Japanese cemetery, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

9. A tribute to the individuals responsible for creating the pearling industry that was the making of Broome.
Pioneers of the pearling industry, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

10. And those divers.
Deep sea pearl diver statue, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr



Edited by Jozioau - 03 August 2016 at 00:23
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11. Broome is home to Sun Pictures, the oldest continually running open air cinema in the world.
Sun Pictures cinema, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

12. Still going strong, and screening new releases.
World's oldest operating picture gardens, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

13. The deck-chairs are set up so about half are under the open sky and the others under a tin roof in case of rain during the wet season.
Deck-chair open air cinema, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Deck-chairs under roof, cinema, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Deck-chair cinema under open sky, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Old movie projectors, cinema, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

17. The local museum tells the story of the pearling industry as well as Broome's wartime history when it was under air attack by Japanese operating out of what was then the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia.
Deep-sea pearl diver's suit, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Deep-sea diver's helmet, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Pearl-shell artefacts, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Pearl-shell buttons, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

21. Pearling lugger sail-making shed.
Pearl lugger sail-making shed, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr
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22. A separate pearl luggers museum displays several of those craft.
Old pearling lugger, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Polished pearl diver's helmet, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Pearl-shells, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

25. Across the road is this favourite watering hole.
Roebuck Bay hotel, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Roebuck Bay hotel verandah, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Frangipani blossoms, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Sturt Desert Pea, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

29. Yes, these are the true colours.
Man, dog, red earth, azure sky, Redell Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Playing fetch, Redell Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr
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Some wildlife having a feed in the grounds of our resort accommodation near Cable Beach.

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White reef egret, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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White reef egret hunting, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Black faced rock wallaby grazing, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Black faced rock wallaby alert, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

And the first of our sunsets at Cable Beach during our all too short stay.
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Sunset Bar and Grill, Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Sunset reflected in glistening sand, Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Enjoying Cable Beach at dusk, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Watchers of the sunset, Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Last rays of sun, Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Last light of day, Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr



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On our final evening we went back to see the sunset at Cable Beach but this time the section where vehicles are permitted, and where you can see the tourist camel trains processing along the water's edge as the sun goes down.

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Fine sand, clear water, Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Crab casts and tyre prints, Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Late afternoon, Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Silver gull, Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Camel riders, Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Approaching camel train, Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Camel silhouettes, Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Camel train at sunset, Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Brothers on Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Last camel train departing Cable Beach, Broome by Joe Lewit, on Flickr
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