Point Samson, Western Australia

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Point Samson
Western Australia
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Point Samson is located in Western Australia
Point Samson
Point Samson
Coordinates20°38′00″S 117°12′00″E / 20.63333°S 117.20000°E / -20.63333; 117.20000Coordinates: 20°38′00″S 117°12′00″E / 20.63333°S 117.20000°E / -20.63333; 117.20000
Population231 (2016 census)[1]
Location38 km (24 mi) from Karratha
LGA(s)City of Karratha
State electorate(s)North West
Federal Division(s)Durack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
31.9 °C
89 °F
20.1 °C
68 °F
295.0 mm
11.6 in

Point Samson is a small coastal settlement 1,579 km north of Perth and 18 km north of Roebourne in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The town is a popular holiday location for the nearby mining towns, including Wickham, Karratha and Dampier. Fishing is the main industry.

From 1938 to 1966 blue asbestos or crocidolite was carried here by rail from Wittenoom for shiploading by Australian Blue Asbestos Pty. Ltd.[2]

The townsite was investigated for further development in the 1980s.[3]

The population of Point Samson was 231 at the 2016 census,[1] down from 298 in 2011 and 274 in 2006.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics
  2. ^ Campbell Environmental Ltd; Western Australia. Dept. of Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare; Western Australia. Dept. of Land Administration; Western Australia. Environmental Protection Authority (1990), Monitoring and cleanup of asbestos at Point Samson for new site development, Campbell Environmental], retrieved 5 May 2012
  3. ^ Allen, D. J; Western Australia. Dept of Land Administration. Land Planning Development and Management Division (1986), Point Samson townsite proposed development : planning report, Dept. of Land Administration, Land Planning Development and Management Division, retrieved 5 May 2012
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Point Samson (State Suburb)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 2014-02-03. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Community Profile Series : Point Samson (State Suburb)". 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 2008-10-02.

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