Pigeon Heritage Trail

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Discover the intriguing story of the legendary Aboriginal tracker and outlaw, known as Pigeon, on the self guided Pigeon Heritage Trail. The trail starts in the North West town of Derby, and visits a number of sites that held significance in Pigeon’s life.

Visit the Pioneer Cemetery to see the gravestone of Constable Richardson, whom Pigeon murdered thereby creating his outlaw status. See the Old Derby Gaol and Boab Prison Tree where the local Aboriginal people were incarcerated. Allow three to four hours to explore the sites on this section of the trail.

The second section of the heritage trail starts at Windjana Gorge, a two hour drive from Derby. It includes stops at the Lillimilura Police Station where the mutiny began and spectacular Tunnel Creek where the chase for Pigeon ended three years later.

Stop in at the Derby Visitors Centre and collect a booklet about the Pigeon Heritage Trail and read up on the story of Pigeon before commencing your tour. The town of Derby is just over two hours drive east of Broome which is a two and a half hour flight from Perth.

Facilities

Aboriginal Culture Carpark History & Heritage Walk

Rates

Free Entry

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