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Borroloola lies 50km inland from the Western Gulf of Carpentaria Coast on the McArthur River and is about 700km east of Katherine in 'Savannah' country. The police district is about 75,000 square kilometres. The area is home to the Yanyuwa and Mara 'saltwater people' and the Karawa and Kurdanji peoples of the inland. The area has substantial mining and cattle industries as well as commercial and amateur fishing areas.

Historical Borroloola Police Museum

The Historical Borroloola Police Museum still stands and is upkept by the National Trust.

Few examples of early Northern Territory Police Stations exist today. Borroloola thankfully is one of the exceptions. The station still stands in beautiful condition and serves as a focus point for historical collections for the area.

The original police station at Borroloola was built in 1886. It is a Heritage Listed building on the National Estate under the control of the National Trust as the Borroloola Police Station Museum.

It is located in the main township at 1 John Street and is a 'must see' for any visitor to the town.

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