The Borroloola Police Station Museum offers a fascinating insight into the local history.
The police station was constructed in 1886 when Borroloola was a significant river port and drovers’ camp.
The buildings were used for 50 years by the police before becoming a patrol officer’s residence. It is the oldest surviving example of an outpost station in the Northern Territory. The town was a depot for resupply of cattle drives along the Gulf Stock Route and Barkly Tablelands properties. The Police station closed in 1946.
The building now houses a small district museum, which tells many stories of occupation, administration and mining in the Gulf region. The museum is open to the public all year round.