There’s nothing I enjoy more than poking around the ruins past generations have left behind in remote parts of the bush. Today we, unexpectedly, stumbled across some old station ruins at Mardeburra Pool near Millstream National Park in the Pilbara. We suspect these ones are over 100 years old but I haven’t been able to find much info on them after a quick Google.
There are a couple of old house buildings put together meticulously with local stone, an elaborate dam constructed across the waterhole and a stone well dug deep into the ground. There were remnants of tools and a life gone by. We were there in 45 degree heat and the dog could barely walk on the red hot stones so those who worked the land out here were absolute legends for even attempting to make a living in such remote, harsh circumstances.
The track we were on turned into one of those fantastic adventures you usually discover by mistake, finishing up in some fantastic scenery at the back of Millstream National Park. We’ll be heading back there on a cooler day to see what else we can find at the old station site.