Saving a little slice of oil history in Western Australia

  IN Western Australia’s far south lies the town of Esperance, home to a small jetty built in the 1930s, which played an integral role in the transportation of oil following the Kalgoorlie gold rush. 

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Image obtained: Friends of Esperance Tanker Jetty.

During the 1950s ships bringing oil to the port were offloaded via pipelines which ran along the length of the timber jetty before being transported 391km to goldfields.