Yinyja means To walk in Yawuru language.
Using historic maps and photos, Bart takes you on a journey back through time to Broome’s early days as a frontier pearling town. Broome’s occasionally dark and colourful history unravels on this relaxed and fun walking tour.
The tour begins with Bart describing the landscape and Yawuru people’s place within it, introducing you to the language and cultural heritage of the area. You will learn about saltwater people, the seasons, the land, plants and food that sustained this ancient coastal culture for thousands of years.
The tour then heads towards Chinatown where Bart retells tales of the town’s pearling history iIllustrated with photos and maps, Bart recreates 1940’s Broome, pointing out interesting features and landmarks. Hear stories of Roebuck Bay Hotel, Sun Pictures, Johnny Chi Lane and the opium dens, brothels and gambling houses of the lively, chaotic and lawless Broome of the early 1900s.
Afterwards, visitors can then wander off and have a coffee in Chinatown at the end of the tour.
Duration: 1.5 hours - 2 hours
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, hat and a water bottle
Broome Historical Walking Tours is a 90 minute journey back in time. Our adventure starts in 1942 and winds its way through some of the prominent places and events of Broome's past, back to 1896, learning the incredible stories along the way that defined the worlds most remote frontier town.
Through the window of photography, we visit iconic locations of Broome's pearling past where the images were captured, comparing the real time view against the images shown through portal into the past, along our 1.5k walk...
You do not need to be super fit to join our tour. The walk is suitable for most ages. while there are some sandy and somewhat 4wheel drive aspects to our route, anyone with a love of the outdoors and walking will be enthralled by our journey into yesteryear...