Visitors to Carnarvon can now explore the fascinating history of the iconic One Mile Jetty at the Carnarvon Heritage Precinct’s One Mile Jetty Interpretive Centre.
WA Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan officially opened the centre, alongside project partners and members of the community.
Constructed from 1897, the One Mile Jetty has been integral to the cultural identity of Carnarvon and played a significant role in the economic development of the Gascoyne region.
The centre focuses on its history and houses many priceless museum artefacts and photographs of Carnarvon from the beginning of the 20th century.
The centre also features exhibitions of the battle between the HMAS Sydney II and the HSK Kormoran in 1941, including a display of one of the Kormoran’s lifeboats, along with stories about local industries, floods and cyclones and Carnarvon’s brief whaling history in the 1950s.
The project was made possible through a $2.78 million State Government investment, including $360,000 for the final exhibition space fit-out.
Funding for the project, totalling $3.94 million, was also provided by the Shire of Carnarvon, Lotterywest and Commonwealth Government.
Source: WA Government