is a medium-sized Aboriginal
Community on the western side of the Dampier Peninsula
, north of Broome
The community is situated adjacent to the Indian Ocean
. Beagle Bay is the gateway to communities further north such as Djarindjin Community
, Bardi Community
, Bobeiding Community
and Ngardalargin Community
. The main access road from Broome is unpaved and so becomes inaccessible during the 'wet season
', although it remains connected to other towns on the peninsula to the north by a bitumenised road.
The community was established by Trappist
Monks around 1890. Beagle Bay has a history of caring for stolen children
. The church features a famous pearl shell altar.
Beagle Bay Community has a school, Sacred Heart School, which caters for students from ages K-10. The school was established in 1892 by the Trappist Monks.
Electricity is generated and supplied locally by Horizon Power
and comprises the Australian standard three phase 415/240 volts system 24 hours a day. There are frequent power surges and interruptions.
There are two bores which pump into the ground tank. A transfer pump station then pumps the water into the high level tank.
The community has a functioning cemetery. As per Aboriginal custom it is insensitive to mention the name of deceased persons. The Shire of Broome Health Regulations stipulate that bodies must be buried at least six feet below ground level; however,... Read More