Boogardie, Western Australia

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Western Australia
Boogardie is located in Western Australia
Coordinates28°02′00″S 117°47′00″E / 28.03333°S 117.78333°E / -28.03333; 117.78333Coordinates: 28°02′00″S 117°47′00″E / 28.03333°S 117.78333°E / -28.03333; 117.78333
Population0 (abandoned)[citation needed]
Location7 km (4 mi) north east of Mount Magnet
LGA(s)Shire of Mount Magnet
State electorate(s)North West
Federal Division(s)Durack

Boogardie is an abandoned town in the Mid West of Western Australia.

Ghost town[edit]

The now derelict town in Western Australia near, the town of Mount Magnet, was established in 1898.[1][2]

Due to its proximity to Mount Magnet and Lennonville some facilities were shared in the time of it being an active mining field, as well as being incorporated in geological and mining surveys; the mining field at the time was called the Murchison goldfield.[3][4]

The name has its origins in an Aboriginal word but the meaning is unknown.[1]

Mining era[edit]

Boogardie had its own state battery in the early 20th century.[5][6]

The Sidar and Zion leases of the Hill 50 Gold Mine were located near Boogardie and mined from 1936 onwards, when Hill 50 Gold Mines Ltd started operating the mine.[7]


  1. ^ a b History of country town names - B Landgate website, accessed: 26 January 2010
  2. ^ Western Australia. Dept. of Lands and Surveys (1898), Townsite of Boogardie, Dept. of Lands & Surveys W.A, retrieved 3 December 2015
  3. ^ Western Australia. Dept. of Mines. Survey Examination and Mapping Branch. Cartographic Section (1960), L47D/20, Mt. Magnet & Boogardie (Murchison G.F.), Mt Magnet district, Dept. of Mines, retrieved 3 December 2015
  4. ^ Gibson, Charles G; Geological Survey of Western Australia (1903), Lennonville, Mount Magnet and Boogardie, Murchison goldfield, W.A. Watson, government printer, retrieved 3 December 2015
  5. ^ "BOOGARDIE". Geraldton Express (WA : 1906 - 1919). WA: National Library of Australia. 2 May 1906. p. 3. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  6. ^ Payne, G. H; Kalgoorlie Metallurgical Laboratory; Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Australia) (1936), Report on the cyanidation of sands from the Boogardie State Battery, CSIR, retrieved 4 December 2015
  7. ^ Mining Archived 18 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine Shire of Mount Magnet website, accessed: 20 January 2010