FROM THE ARCHIVES KIMBERLEY FLASHBACK
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.
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 email@example.com. For more information on local history, visit the Broome Historical Museum on Robinson Street, open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and 10am-1pm weekends.