World Track Laying Record
This display looks at how the railway record was achieved, the heat and isolation of the Pilbara, camp life, and the camaraderie that developed as a community worked to retain their identity while being separated from their land, islands, and families.
This powerful and unique local story is a celebration of the significant contributions the Torres Strait Islander workers made to Australia’s economic and historical landscape, while showing the journey of the Torres Strait Islander community in Western Australia.
World Track Laying Record is presented by the Western Australian Museum and the State Library of Western Australia. Visit this exhibition at the State Library from Tuesday 8 May.
Image: Railroad. Initial spiking, Mt Newman Railroad Construction, 1968, BHP Collection, BA2948/1, State Library of WA.