This is a typical post card style shot of Busselton Jetty which extends far out into Georgraphe Bay in the South West of Western Australia. A normal day of calm seas and clear blue skies. Perhaps a touch boring if it wasn’t for the historic wooden jetty splitting the frame in half. The white roof of the structures at the base of the jetty contrasting with the blue sky.
Titled “Icon” to reflect the status this jetty has in the South West of Western Australia.
Extending 1.8 kilometres over the protected waters of Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a tourist attraction in its own right, and as such is heavily photographed. Built in sections over the years from 1865 to the mid 1900’s to achieve its eventual length of 1.8km, it was officially closed in 1973. During 1978 it was significantly damaged by Cyclone Alby as it tracked all the way down the West Australian coastline, wreaking havoc to the South West. Over the years the Busselton community raised funds to restore the part of the jetty, with the West Australian Government providing the remaining funds to complete the restoration.