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Carnarvon

 Western Australia
 

Carnarvon is located 904 kilometres north of Perth on the North West Coastal Highway. A coastal town, Carnarvon has a moderate tropical climate and is famous for its banana plantations. Drawing water from the aquifer of the river basin, the many plantations grow a host of delicacies. Bananas, mangoes, papaya, carambola melons, grapes and a wide range of vegetables are readily available. With a vibrant seafood industry, there is no shortage of fresh fish, prawns and scallops to throw on the barbecue. Two landmarks that have had a significant influence on the history of Carnarvon are the Carnarvon Heritage Precinct Jetty & Railway and the OTC satellite communications dish.

 

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Looking west to Carnarvon from the OTC Satellite Towers beside the North West Coastal Highway, Western Australia.

 

 

The Overseas Telecommunications Complex (OTC) is situated on Brown’s Range at the back of Carnarvon townsite.

 

 

Carnarvon, Western Australia, was the site of Australia’s first earth station for satellite communications.

 

 

During the “Gemini” and “Apollo” space missions, it was the station that saw Australians viewing their first

satellite TV program - an exchange between Carnarvon and London.

 

 

 OTC ceased to operate as an earth satellite base on 31st March 1987.

 

 

 

Copyright © 2005 Answers in Genesis Ministries International.    Answers in Genesis

 

 

 

Carnarvon town centre.  Image sourced from www.svdejavu.com/

 

 

Carnarvon town centre and main street.

 

 

         

    Port Hotel.  Image sourced from http://publocation.com.au/                      Carnarvon Hotel.  Image sourced from www.gdaypubs.com.au/

 

 

War Memorial, Carnarvon, Western Australia.  Image sourced from www.flickr.com/

 

 

The Carnarvon Civic Centre.  Image sourced from www.cyberpaddock.net.au/

 

 

Carnarvon town foreshore, called the 'Fascine'.  Image sourced from www.westernpropertiesgroup.com/

 

 

Carnarvon town foreshore at dusk.  Image sourced from www.flickr.com/

 

 

The Gascoyne River flows into the Indian Ocean at Carnarvon in a rather flat delta area.  Image sourced from www.flickr.com/photos/cpasquier/

 

 

The Carnarvon Boat Harbour.  Image sourced from www.transport.wa.gov.au/

 

 

The Pickle's Point Boat Harbour at Carnarvon.  Image sourced from www.bonzle.com/

 

 

Prawn fishing fleet at the Carnarvon Boat Harbour, Western Australia.  Image sourced from http://rosiearoundaustralia.blogspot.com.au/

 

 

The 'Menari Five' with Indian Chief' Charters, a fishing boat working out of Carnarvon.  Image sourced from www.indianchiefcharters.com.au/

 

 

 

 

Left Behind!  by the Skit Guys comedy team

 

 

 

 

 

The newer development of 'Northwater' at Brockman Park, Carnarvon, Western Australia.

 

 

'Northwater' is adjacent to the town centre and shopping area, Carnarvon, Western Australia.

 

 

Old Carnarvon Jetty and Tourist Railway Precinct. You can view the surroundings from the old water tank for free, as is the museum building.

 

 

Original railway lines heading back to town at the One Mile Jetty, Babbage Island, Carnarvon, Western Australia.

 

 

Up in the water tower lookout - looking south-east to the town of Carnarvon in the background.

 

 

Lighthouse Cottage Museum at the Old Carnarvon Jetty and Tourist Railway Precinct.

 

 

You can either walk the 1.6 kms or take the “Coffee Pot” train out to the end.

 

 

The historical one mile jetty at Carnarvon was built in 1897.

 

 

Tourist info, bait and fees collection point at the One Mile Jetty, Babbage Island, Carnarvon, Western Australia.

 

 

The Coffee Pot Train on the One Mile Jetty, Carnarvon, Western Australia.  Image sourced from http://slowtripforus.blogspot.com.au/

 

 

The Coffee Pot Train on the One Mile Jetty, Carnarvon, Western Australia.  Image sourced from http://slowtripforus.blogspot.com.au/

 

 

 

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The smaller fish process factory near the One Mile Jetty, Babbage Island, Carnarvon.  Image sourced from www.flickr.com/photos/intervene/

 

 

Pelican Point, Carnarvon.  Image sourced from http://peterbellingham.com/

 

 

The best beach in Carnarvon is on the south end of Babbage Island at Pelican Point.  Image sourced from www.flickr.com/photos/oz_walkers/

 

 

Pelican Point on Babbage Island, Carnarvon, W A.  Image sourced from www.flickr.com/photos/oz_walkers/

 

 

Pelican Point on Babbage Island, Carnarvon, W A.  Image sourced from www.flickr.com/photos/oz_walkers/

 

 

         

Make your own fun at Pelican Point, Carnarvon, Western Australia.  Image sourced from http://picasaweb.google.com/

 

 

 

 

"For it pleased the Father that in Him* all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself,

by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled

in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His

sight — if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from

the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven."

( * Jesus )   Letter to the Colossians  ch.1  vs.19-23.  The Holy Bible - New King James Version

 

 

 

 

Carnarvon, Western Australia.  Image sourced from www.docstoc.com/

 

 

Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage Cultural Centre - Gwoonwardu Mia, brings people from the five Aboriginal language groups of the Gascoyne

region together to showcase their heritage, history, art and culture.  Image sourced from http://meghanaustralia.blogspot.com.au/

 

 

Carnarvon is famous for its bananas, but many tropical fruits & vegies are grown here.  Image sourced from http://colroseoldagetravellers.blogspot.com.au/

 

 

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Carnarvon is renown for its disease-free bananas.

 

 

One of my many camps in a caravan park in Carnarvon, WA.

 

 

A remnant of the old single-lane bridge across the Gascoyne River.

 

 

The new two-lane all weather bridge for the North West Coastal Highway just north-east of Carnarvon.

 

 

We are told the Gascoyne River still runs under the sand around Carnarvon.  Image sourced from http://outbackmining.com/

 

 

At times, Gascoyne River has caused wide-spread flooding in Carnarvon.  Image sourced from www.geolocation.ws/

 

 

 

 

 

QUOBBA COAST

GASCOYNE REGION

NORTH WEST COASTAL HWY  

STEEP POINT

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