Kathleen, Western Australia

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Kathleen
Western Australia
Kathleen is located in Western Australia
Kathleen
Kathleen
Coordinates 27°30′32″S 120°33′50″E / 27.509°S 120.564°E / -27.509; 120.564Coordinates: 27°30′32″S 120°33′50″E / 27.509°S 120.564°E / -27.509; 120.564
Established 1900
Postcode(s) 6355
Elevation 499 m (1,637 ft)
Location
  • 1,018 km (633 mi) North East of Perth
  • 50 km (31 mi) North of Leinster
LGA(s) Shire of Leonora
State electorate(s) Kalgoorlie
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Kathleen is an abandoned town located between Leinster and Wiluna along the Goldfields Highway in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

Gold was discovered in the area in 1897 and was originally referred to as Kathleen Valley by the locals since gold had been found in the valley area near the town. The townsite was eventually gazetted as in 1900, once the valley part of the name was dropped.[1]

A shop and butchers was opened in 1901 and by 1902 the town supported two hotels. One of the main mines in town was the Yellow Aster mine.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Morawa District Historical Society". 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-18.