Derby (Western Australia)

Derby is a city in the Kimberley region in Western Australia. She is one of only three cities in the region with more than 2,000 inhabitants ( currently about 5000 inhabitants). It was founded in 1880 and is situated on the delta of the Fitzroy River. The city is also the birthplace of Everlyn Sampi, an Australian actress.

In 1922 opened the first regular airline of Australia in Derby of Western Australian Airways. Target point was Geraldton.

During the Second World War, the city was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The city also played an important role in the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia for the region.