Davyhurst, Western Australia

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Davyhurst
Western Australia
Davyhurst is located in Western Australia
Davyhurst
Davyhurst
Coordinates 30°03′00″S 120°39′00″E / 30.05000°S 120.65000°E / -30.05000; 120.65000Coordinates: 30°03′00″S 120°39′00″E / 30.05000°S 120.65000°E / -30.05000; 120.65000
Population 6 (2011)
Established 1901
Postcode(s) 6436
Elevation 469 m (1,539 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Menzies
State electorate(s) Kalgoorlie
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Davyhurst is a Goldfields town that is situated south west of Menzies, Western Australia and is approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi) northwest of Kalgoorlie. The proposed townsite was initially declared "Davyston" in 1900, Also known as Mace's Find and Davyton. Warden Owen of Menzies advised the Department the town was better known as "Davyhurst". This was the name used when the town was gazetted in 1901. It is believed to be named after a miner.[1]

Davyhurst is also home to the successful Davyhurst Gold Mine Now owned Swan Gold Mining Limited, having formerly been owned by Monarch Gold Mining Company Ltd. On becoming acquired by Swan Davyhurst becomes a part of Swan's Carnegie Gold Project as of May 2010.

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  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2011-06-23.