Russian Jack Memorial

Corner of Great Northern Highway and Roberta Street Halls Creek Australia


The Russian Jack Memorial is a popular tourist attraction in Halls Creek, which captivates visitors with a story of camaraderie and selfless bravery. Photograph the charming statue depicting a man carrying his friend in a wheelbarrow, which stands outside the town’s shire office. Discover the legendary story of the gold miner who pushed a gravely ill fellow miner 300 kilometres in his wheelbarrow. His determination to get him to the nearest medical facility in Wyndham made him a hero amongst his fellow miners during the 1885 gold rush. This momentous feat demonstrates the endurance levels the pioneers of the region had. Halls Creek is a four hour drive south of Kununurra which offers direct flights to and from Perth. Halls Creek is surrounded by stunning countryside including one of the most photographed national parks in Australia, Purnululu National Park, home of the Bungle Bungles.