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There are 24 real estate agents servicing Roebourne and surrounds. In 2014 they sold properties. We have analysed all these Roebourne agents and on request within 24 hours we will send you a free, up-to-date report on their performance, sales track record and what fees you should pay. View report contents

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The best Roebourne Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than the average Roebourne agents, of which there are approximately 24. We detail who these Roebourne agents are in our free report.

Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the real estate agency used that matters. With over 24 agents operating in the Roebourne council area servicing the Roebourne market and 9 agencies, vendors should only use those Roebourne agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Roebourne property.

While we can review agent performance right across the country, we suggest focusing on those individual real estate agents in Roebourne or the 6718 postcode and immediate surrounds.

Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Roebourne and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.

With Roebourne houses only selling on average every years and units every years, securing the best Roebourne real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

At the end of the day choosing the best Roebourne real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.

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Suburb Overview

Roebourne is an former gold rush town in Western Australia 's Pilbara region. It is 202 km from Port Hedland and 1,563 km from Perth, the state's capital. It prospered during its gold boom of the late 19th century and was once the largest settlement between Darwin and Perth. At the 2006 census, Roebourne had a population of 857.

Roebourne's name honours John Septimus Roe, the first Surveyor General of Western Australia.

The Pilbara region was first explored by Francis Thomas Gregory in 1861. He and his exploration party arrived at the head of Nickol Bay, landing near what was to become Roebourne, and travelling about 60 km inland to present day Millstream Station. Gregory regarded the area as highly suitable for pastoral settlement. The first settlers, including Gregory's cousin Emma Withnell and her young family, arrived in the Roebourne area in 1863. The Withnells established themselves on the banks of the Harding River 13 km from the coast, where they had access to a reasonable fresh water supply, and took up 30,000 acres at the foot of Mount Welcome. In common with many settlers at the time, they hired local Aboriginal people to work on their properties as shepherds, labourers and shearers.

By 1865, the population of the area had grown to about 200, and the Withnells' property served as a local hub, with John Withnell opening a store and providing cartage services to the other settlers. Prior to the construction of a church in the area, services were held in their home.

The Government Resident, Robert John Sholl, arrived in November 1865 from the failed Camden Harbour settlement to provide assistance in developing the region and set up camp near the Withnells' home while trying to find a suitable townsite. He eventually decided to locate the town at his camp, and on 17 August 1866, after surveyor Charles Wedge drew a draft plan consisting of 106 lots, Roebourne became the first gazetted town in the North West. It became the region's administrative centre and various government buildings, shops, services and hotels set up business. Sholl himself served as Justice of the Peace, district registrar and magistrate, and he was concerned with the plight of the local indigenous people and made submissions to the Government to ensure they had basic rights.

In 1872, the town was destroyed by a cyclone. Many of the buildings from shortly after this time are heritage listed. The site of the Withnells' house, which was rebuilt in 1937 by a later owner, is located on Hampton Street at the foot of Mount Welcome.

Gold from Nullagine, discovered in 1878, and surrounding copper and tin mines contributed to Roebourne's prosperity in the 1880s and 1890s. With the decline of both, Roebourne lost the majority of its European population and became a shadow of its former self. Remnants from that era of prosperity are various National Trust buildings around the town.

Until the 1960s, Roebourne was a non-indigenous town operating as a regional administrative centre, with strict controls and curfews placed on movement of Aboriginal people to, from and within the town. Most Aboriginals were confined to camps and reserves a few kilometres away. However, as mining companies seeking to exploit the iron ore in the region constructed other company towns such as Dampier and Wickham for their workers, and as pastoralism declined, and with changing attitudes to Aboriginal welfare at governmental level in the late 1960s, Roebourne became a majority Aboriginal town as people moved out of the crowded camps and reserves, and from the outlying stations.

In later years, Roebourne became notorious for the struggles between Aboriginals and police that were documented in a federal report dealing with Aboriginal deaths in custody, which were documented as a major issue in Aboriginal affairs from the 1980s onwards. The report showed that Roebourne had ratios of police to citizens that were five times that of towns in more settled parts of Western Australia.


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