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Leeman is a small fishing town located on the Indian Ocean Drive between Green Head and Dongara. It is approx 300 kms north of Perth. Before the town was gazetted as Leeman in 1961, it was known as Snag island. The town is named after Abraham Leeman, a hand on the Dutch vessel "Watchful Buoy", which sailed along this coast in 1658 in search of the Gilt Dragon wreck. Leeman and his party put ashore here but became marooned due to bad weather


 
 
   
 
 

Leeman - Welcome Sign

A big, bold welcome to Leeman with its colourful cray fish and boat sail. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM001

 

Leeman - Roadhouse

The Liberty roadhouse at Leeman. A welcome stop after quite a road trip down from Dongara. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM002

 

Leeman - Main Jetty

Here is the town's main jetty protruding out into the Indian Ocean. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM003

 

Leeman - Small Jetty

A view of the lesser jetty with a small dinghy in the foreground. Onshore is the caravan park. This picture was taken from part way up the main jetty. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM004

 

Leeman - Jetty and Island

This is the end of the main jetty. That looks like Snag Island just beyond. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM005

 

Leeman - Fishing Boat

A few hundred metres north from the town centre lies this fishing boat and another island. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM006

 

Leeman - Beachfront Park

Green lawns and a shady resting place in Pioneer Park on the foreshore near the main jetty. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM007

 

Leeman - War Memorial

In Pioneer Park is the town's War Memorial. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM008

 

Leeman - Coast House

Opposite the park and main jetty is the Coast House, offering accommodation. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM009

 

Leeman - Beach Front Houses

A couple of fine houses opposite the Leeman central foreshore. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM010

 

Leeman - Community Centre

The Leeman Community Centre looks very tidy and functional. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM011

 

Leeman - Country Club

The Country and Sporting Club is the only licensed premises in town. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM012

 

Leeman - Post Office

On a back street is this garage which also functions as the town's Post Office. They are still using the old name - Snag Island. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM013

 

Leeman - Library

The local library. Leeman is really very well equipped with public facilities. There is even a police station. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM014

 

Leeman - Coffee Shop

Very picturesque. The sign says "No cool drinks, no food, just coffee and more". This is down near the Seaside Supplies general store. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM015

 

Leeman - House For Sale

Next door to the Coffee Shop is the little house which is for sale. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM016

 

Leeman - Seaside Supplies

Tucked away on a hard to find back street is Seaside Supplies which is the local general store. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM017

 

Leeman - Catholic Church

Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church and St Francis of Assissi's Day Chapel. The church was opened by the Most Rev. J. J. Bianchini, Bishop of Geraldton on 19th September 1992. The priest comes down from Geraldton for services and has a house next door. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM018

 

Leeman - Primary School

The local primary school is as neat as a pin and is quite substantial in size. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM019

 

Leeman - Marine Rescue

The Marine rescue building on the waterfront. This plays such a vital role in an community lifestyle centred on the ocean and on fishing. September 2014. Photos Ref: LEEM020


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