Discovery : Prison Boab Tree

Discovery (Post#47) : Prison Boab Tree

The name of “Prison Boab Tree” was derived as the tree reputed as rest point for police and escorted Aboriginal prisoners en-route to Derby. When we were in Derby, I learned that Aboriginals were kidnapped in West Kimberley to be divers and workers for pearling boats. They rounded-up, put in chains and marched to the coast. Some of them were captives in this Boab Prison Tree while waited for the boat. But on the contrary, before that, Boab Tree has connection with Aboriginal traditional religious belief.  These photos are part of Day 9 (Tunnel Creek, Derby and Broome) of 9 Days Darwin to Broome Overland Adventure Tour October 2016.

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