After 12 months at the Mission in Beagle Bay, Sr Antonio, accompanied by Sr Benedict Courtney set off for Broome to establish a base for the Sisters. Through fundraising Sr Antonio is able to organise for a convent to be built, and under Antonio’s leadership, the Sisters minister to the people of Broome in the areas of nursing, health, education and pastoral care covering all sections of the multicultural population. The example set by Sister Antonio lays the foundation for the next 100 years of the Sisters of St John of God ministry in the Kimberley. Meanwhile in the north of the Kimberley, Fr D’Emo and Bishop Torres begin sending materials to Pago to begin construction of the new Drysdale River Mission.

Broome Diocese acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Elders, both past and present, of the lands on which Broome Diocese offices and operations are located.