The Pretty side of Hedland
Roughly 9 months ago i came home from my job (BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina), sat down with my wife and said “I’m going to apply for a job in Port Hedland”. She shot me this strange look and then simply said “Go for it!” After all the interviews, medicals and hoops you need to jump through when applying for a job these days i finally received my letter of offer. I was stoked, were moving back to the Pilbara! And then came everyones opinion.
“Why the hell are you moving there?”
“Port Hedland? Have you been there before? Do you know how sh*t that town is?”
“Thats a pretty rough town, everyone gets broken into or beaten up”
We didnt care, we were commited! Come January we start a new chapter in our life. I was really looking forward not only to new possibilities in my career but also the photographic opportunities the Pilbara has to offer. Storms, stunning sunrises and sunsets, Karijini National Park all at my doorstep. I have taken it upon myself to prove to all those who write-off Hedland as a dirty – crime ravaged town, that it has a great sense of community, a great place to live and all the beauty it has to offer. You just need to get out and find it!