Old Derby

Derby was a necessary port town for the export of wool and the influx of thousands of miners for the goldrush. Here are some photos showing her early days from around 1898 to the early 1920s. Please be aware that this collection contains images and names of persons who may be deceased.
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066497PD: Camel calves drinking from loaded mares at Derby, ca. 1918 https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2861618

066497PD: Camel calves drinking from loaded mares at Derby, ca. 1918 https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2861618

230799PD: Elderly Aboriginal woman wearing European clothing, seated cross-legged in a garden outside a house, Derby, ca. 1898. http://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3769048

Elderly Aboriginal woman wearing European clothing, seated cross-legged in a garden outside a house, Derby, ca.

230804PD: Portrait of Aboriginal man, possibly from Derby, ca. 1898. https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3769059

Portrait of Aboriginal man, possibly from Derby, ca.

026300PD: Aboriginal prisoners in chains in a railway wagon, Derby, 1897 https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1927700

Aboriginal prisoners in chains in a railway wagon, Derby, 1897

230806PD: Group portrait of men and women in their 'Sunday best' clothing, Derby, ca. 1898. https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3769080

Group portrait of men and women in their 'Sunday best' clothing, Derby, ca.

230812PD: Man tending bullock team attached to wagons loaded with wool bales outside shed, possibly near Derby, ca. 1898. https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3769089

Man tending bullock team attached to wagons loaded with wool bales outside shed, possibly near Derby, ca.

230811PD: Portrait of two Aboriginal men, possibly from Derby, ca. 1898. https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3769086

Portrait of two Aboriginal men, possibly from Derby, ca.

230796PD: Derby coastal scene, with four Aboriginal people, and with sail boats under sail, ca.1898. https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3769045

Derby coastal scene, with four Aboriginal people, and with sail boats under sail,

230792PD: Crowd gathered around start of a horse race, possibly in Derby, ca. 1898. https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3766563

Crowd gathered around start of a horse race, possibly in Derby, ca.

025522PD: Camp at Mayall's Well 4 miles out of Derby, ca. 1900 https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3005504

025522PD: Camp at Mayall's Well 4 miles out of Derby, ca. 1900 https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3005504

230814PD: Bullock team pulling wool bales across a river, possibly near Derby, ca. 1898. https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3769089

Bullock team pulling wool bales across a river, possibly near Derby, ca.

BA533/557: Crocodile caught in trap at Derby, 1910 https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1924086

Crocodile caught in trap at Derby, 1910

230813PD: Bullock team pulling wool bales across open country, possibly near Derby, ca. 1898. https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3769089

Bullock team pulling wool bales across open country, possibly near Derby, ca.

026326PD: Cattle being loaded for shipment at Derby, 1897 https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2861586

Cattle being loaded for shipment at Derby, 1897

066507PD: Driving out for a picnic, Derby, ca. 1918 https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2861623

066507PD: Driving out for a picnic, Derby, ca. 1918 https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2861623

067255PD: Hubert H. Brockman and Maitland Buckle, bookmakers at Derby races, ca. 1919 https://encore.slwa.wa.gov.au/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2865653

Hubert H. Brockman and Maitland Buckle, bookmakers at Derby races, ca.

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