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Memorial to pioneer of Roebourne, Emma Withnell.
Widely known as the `Mother of the north-west`, Emma Withnell looked after the sick, delivered babies and regularly conducted religious services in her home. The Aboriginals trusted and respected her; she nursed and vaccinated many in a smallpox epidemic in 1866. She and her husband were honoured by being made a `Boorong` and a `Banaker`, which enabled them to move freely amongst the tribes. Emma Withnell and her husband established Mount Welcome Station.
|Address:||Roe Street (North West Coastal Highway), Roebourne, 6718|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -20.774436|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1961|
THE FIRST WHITE WOMEN TO SETTLE
IN THE NORTH WEST AT ROEBOURNE
1864. THE COUNTRYWOMEN OF
ROEBOURNE HONOUR HER NAME AND
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE W.A.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY ERECTED THIS