72 imagesThe Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley covers 121,000 sq kms and is one of the four local governments in the The shire one of the oldest (Wyndham) and one of the newest (Kununurra) towns in Western Australia, and the largest producing diamond mine in the world, some magnficent landscapes and an agricultural region that is growing rapidly. Kununurra was established in 1961 to service the construction of the Ord Irrigation Scheme, which has seen the transformation of the river plains into a diverse and productive agricultural region. The irrigation scheme opened up the east Kimberley to horticulture, aquaculture, eco-tourism and agri-tourism. Originally a service town for workers, Kununurra has grown to a population of about 6,000 people out of a total shire population in the vicinity of 7,300. Wyndham is the most northern town in Western Australia abd the second largest town in the shire of Wydnham East Kimberley. The population of Wyndham stands at around 800. Once a bustling town, with the arrival of news of gold discoveries at Halls Creek, the Wyndham Port was first established at the base of the Bastion in the 1880's and named after Lady Broome's son, Wyndham. The port was a boon to pastoralists in the East Kimberley and today it provides for the importing of diesel and ammonium nitrate as well as the export of live cattle and nickel. The town is surrounded by cliff and gorge country and has five rivers flowing into the Cambridge Gulf; the Pentecost, Forrest, King, Durack and Ord Rivers as well as numerous creeks.