Lot 259, Macleod Street, Point Samson WA 6720
Phone: (08) 9187 0199

Location & History

The picturesque township of Point Samson is named in honour of Michael Samson, who accompanied the district's first settler Mr. Walter Padbury, on his journey in 1863.

In 1910, Point Samson was established as a major port for the Roebourne District.

The initial development of Point Samson was largely due to the decline of Cossack as a shipping port, as a result of silting problems in the Tien Tsin Harbour and the subsequent inability of Cossack to service the larger vessels that were then beginning to service the growing population of the shire.

A large commercial fishing fleet still operates out of the town and can be seen at the wharf facilities of Johns Creek.