Cockatoo Island is located approximately 200km north of Broome, off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia.
Originally BHP began mining the Iron ore in 1950s. It consisted of a complete township until 1984 when the ore body had been mined to sea level.
Cockatoo Island was later re-opened by HWE Mining & Portman Mining Ltd. Under the new ownership they constructed a sea wall & continued mining below sea level. In 2012 Pluton Resources purchased the Island & its remaining Iron ore body.