Russian Jack & Jack Jugarie Memorial Statues
Shire of Halls Creek, 71 Thomas St, Halls Creek WA 6770, Halls Creek, 6770
The Russian Jack Memorial is a popular tourist attraction in Halls Creek, which captivates visitors with a story of camaraderie & selfless bravery. Legend has it that Russian Jack pushed his sick mate for many miles in a wheelbarrow to seek medical attention. Photograph the charming statue which stands outside the town's shire office.
Jack Jugarie was a well-respected Jaru Elder who had worked as a police tracker, at the hospital and as an Aboriginal Police Aide. In 1997, at the age of 70, he took part in a 305 kilometre race from Halls Creek to Wyndham. He used his knowledge of country and the stars as his navigational tools and to find food and water, and his feat is commemorated in a statue at the park outside the Visitors Centre.