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The town of Derby is situated on King Sound in the West Kimberly region of Western Australia’s far north. Founded in the early 1880’s Derby was for many years a vital port for provisioning the growing pastoral and mining industries in the days when the coastal steamers were the only means of communication with the district. Today Derby is a major communication hub and medical centre and a stepping off point for travellers wishing to explore the magnificent islands of the Buccaneer Archipelago and the West Kimberley. The streets of the town are reminiscent of the early days when roads needed to be wide enough to allow the mule or horse drawn loads to turn. Be sure to include Derby in your tour of the states far north.