Exploring Pilbara ruins

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.

The old house at Mardeburra Pool. Check out that awesome brickwork

The old house at Mardeburra Pool. Check out that awesome brickwork

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.

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A handmade stone well next to the main house

A handmade stone well next to the main house

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.

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More dry stone walls at the homestead site.

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Date palms in the waterhole.

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Old station fencing

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This is harsh country for tyres

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Vast views across Millstream National Park

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There’s nothing more ‘Pilbara’ than some spinifex and red rocks.

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More great views

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