Old Police Station Borroloola

Old Police Station Borroloola

Old Police Station Borroloola
4.5
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About
The Borroloola Police Station Museum offers a fascinating insight into the local history. The police station was constructed in 1886 when Borroloola was a significant river port and drovers’ camp. The buildings were used for 50 years by the police before becoming a patrol officer’s residence. It is the oldest surviving example of an outpost station in the Northern Territory. The town was a depot for the resupply of cattle drives along the Gulf Stock Route and Barkly Tablelands properties. The Police station closed in 1946. The building now houses a small district museum, which tells many stories of occupation, administration and mining in the Gulf region. The museum is open to the public all year round.
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Anthony M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Nice quaint little local museum, worth a stop while passing through. Mainly historical photos of life in and around Borroloola and local artifacts
Written 7 December 2020
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Joan
Alice Springs, Australia280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
Well worth a visit if in Borroloola. The history of this area goes back to the first settlers. The river into Borroloola was a main transport hub for much of the top eastern side of the Northern Territory well down into the Barkly tablelands cattle country. Unfortunately when first opened as a museum some original items were on show and consequently walked as the place was open to see without attendants. An hour or so reading the history is time well spent.
Written 20 August 2019
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