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15 YEARS AGO May 29, 2003

Broome’s be­lea­guered mail ser­vice got a long-awaited over­haul with three post of­fice box an­nexes built in new lo­ca­tions.

The in­crease in post of­fice boxes was re­quired to deal with the 300-strong back­log of peo­ple wait­ing for boxes at Broome Post Of­fice and cur­tail the prob­lem­atic prac­tice of box-shar­ing.

10 YEARS AGO May 29, 2008

The chil­dren at the Broome Li­brary hissed like snakes, munched on imag­i­nary car­rots and squawked as if they were cock­a­toos — seem­ingly un­aware kids across Aus­tralia were do­ing the same.

Chil­dren at the Broome Li­brary, Ca­ble Beach Pri­mary and Roe­buck Pri­mary Schools read Arthur by Amanda Gra­ham as part of Na­tional Si­mul­ta­ne­ous Sto­ry­time — an ini­tia­tive aimed at pro­mot­ing lit­er­acy.

FIVE YEARS AGO May 30, 2013

A group of loyal Pink Floyd fans banded to­gether to cre­ate a strik­ing tribute to the clas­sic al­bum Dark Side of the Moon in cel­e­bra­tion of its 40th an­niver­sary.

Rob Pas­coe, of Broome band Spoon­ful, and nine other mu­si­cians, in­clud­ing Phil Cooke, John Rod­well, Mick Stephens and Ta­nia Praino, came to­gether to per­form cov­ers of songs from Pink Floyd’s most suc­cess­ful re­lease at Divers Tav­ern.

Pic­ture: A.W. Grif­fin

Af­ter the air at­tack on March 3, 1942, a ma­chine-gun pit was es­tab­lished on Kennedy Hill for Broome’s de­fence. In our Flash­back fea­ture each week, we roll back the years to show­case an old-time photo of Broome, Derby or the West Kim­ber­ley. We en­cour­age read­ers to be­come in­volved. If you have a story about an im­age we have fea­tured, let us know by email­ing For more in­for­ma­tion on lo­cal his­tory, visit the Broome His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum on Robin­son Street, open Mon­day-Fri­day 10am-4pm and 10am-1pm week­ends.

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