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Historical and old photos of Weipa, Queensland

 

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A small historical reference

Geography: Weipa - is the largest town on the Gulf of Carpentaria coast of the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 census, Weipa had a population of 3,334; the largest community on Cape York Peninsula. It exists because of the enormous bauxite deposits along the coast. The Port of Weipa is mainly involved in exports of bauxite. (Wiki)

Date of foundation: 1961

History:

Population: 3 334

Sights:

Air view of Weipa, 1957
Air view of Weipa, 1957
Weipa. Bauxite mine
Bauxite mine
Weipa. Bauxite ore before loading at the port
Bauxite ore before loading at the port
Weipa. Early port construction, 1957
Early port construction, 1957
Weipa. Ore Train
Ore Train
Weipa. Photo of World War II veterans, 1960
Photo of World War II veterans, 1960
Weipa. Primary School
Primary School
Weipa opening, Mission house, 1899
Weipa opening, Mission house, 1899




Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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