The story behind the first Japanese air attack on Broome is a little known page in Australia’s history. An event that changed the face of Broome for ever and plunged Western Australia into World War 2.
78 years later, as the sun sets on Roebuck bay and the tide reaches dead low, the first of the flying boats surface from the past and we take the journey back to 1942 to learn the incredible story of the day that war came to Broome.
Told through story and photographs, at the location of the events of March the 3rd 1942, tour guide Wil Thomas, takes you on a journey into the heart of this little known page of history. The story of the ‘Java ~Australia escape route’ that ended in tragedy and ultimately became Australia’s very own ‘Dunkirk’.
What to bring: Something to sit on, Binoculars (if you have them), refreshments
(Long Jetty) Town beach Groin, Town Beach