Historic Streeter's Jetty  in Broome, North Western Australia  built for pearl dealers and merchants in 1897 through the mangroves  in  Dampier Creek  is subject to huge tidal variations damaging  it.; Shutterstock ID 384044902; your: Bridget Brown; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI Image Update


The original pearl luggers' jetty at the entrance to Dampier Creek dates from the 1880s and has been rebuilt a number of times. The thin rickety wooden structure pokes out into mangroves above brilliant water or stinky mudflats with half-sunken shopping trolleys, depending on the tides. Interpretive panels detail the history.

The Yawuru name Jin-gurramarnin indicates where fresh water (ie Dampier Creek) enters the mangroves. The jetty is still a popular fishing spot for locals.

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