Abbotts, Western Australia
|Elevation||526 m (1,726 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Meekatharra|
|State electorate(s)||North West|
Abbotts is an abandoned town in Western Australia located in the Murchison Goldfields region of Western Australia located 31 km north-west of Meekatharra on the Meekatharra - Mount Clere Road. The townsite was initially established on 1898 and gazetted in 1900; the town is named after a prospector named Vincent Vrauizan who had changed his name to Vincent Abbott in 1893.
In 1902 all of the boarders at Abbott's Hotel were poisoned by eating tinned beetroot, many of the victims were given emetics, which were administered with much success. No fatalities were recorded from the incident.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2008-09-30.
- "Morowa District Historical Society". 2009. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
- "Batteries at the Murchison". Western Mail (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 4 October 1895. p. 3. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
- "Miscellaneous news items". Bendigo Advertiser (Victoria: National Library of Australia). 18 October 1902. p. 5. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
- "Sydney Morning Herald - Travel - Meekatharra". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2004-02-08. Archived from the original on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
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