Dirk Hartog Island, off Western Australia’s Gascoyne coast, can be reached by vehicle-carrying barge, boat or small plane.
The privately-operated landing barge operates daily on-demand for transporting one four-wheel-drive vehicle and trailer at a time from Shelter Bay, Steep Point. Pre-booking the barge in advance is advisable as the island has a limit of 20 vehicles at any one time. A high-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle is needed to reach Steep Point and to explore the island.
In addition to private boats, return boat transfers from Denham jetty to the island are available for foot passengers. The crossing takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and can be arranged when booking accommodation.
A light aircraft can be chartered through Shark Bay Aviation to transfer passengers direct from Monkey Mia Airport to Dirk Hartog Island airstrip.
The memorial plaque for the workers killed in the West Gate Bridge collapse is mounted on one of the bridge’s supporting pedestals at the accident site, where Hyde Street runs under the bridge in Spotwood, Melbourne.
During construction on 15 October 1970, a 112-metre steel box-girder span gave way and fell into the mud and water of the Yarra River. 35 workers, either working on the bridge at the time, or on the ground below, died as a result of the accident, and their names are listed on the plaque, unveiled in 1978.
On 15 October 2004, the 34th anniversary of the collapse, the West Gate Memorial Park was opened at the accident site with the aim of increasing awareness of industrial accidents and improving workplace safety, and also recognises the six lives lost nearby in the Spotswood Yarra Sewer Tunnel collapse of 1895.
The West Gate garden on Monash University’s Clayton campus also incorporates twisted steel fragments of the collapsed bridge section as a reminder to future engineers of the potential consequences of errors.
The Camfield pub is located next to Optus Stadium in the Perth suburb of Burswood.
Claiming to be Australia’s largest pub, The Camfield has five bars, 175 beer taps, an onsite microbrewery, and a large beer garden.
Burswood railway station is the closest station on non-event days, and on game or event days, Perth Stadium station is open for both trains and buses.
Australian Olympic snowboarder Alex Pullin died, aged 32, on 8th July 2020 while diving on an artificial reef at Palm Beach in Gold Coast, Queensland.
He was pulled unresponsive from the sea and attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
The cause of death was drowning.