Callion, Western Australia
|Elevation||485 m (1,591 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Menzies|
Gold was discovered here in 1895 and the town was known as Speakman's Find after the prospector who made the original discovery. Speakman's lease (along with Cooke and Lukin) was 30 acres in size and contained three reefs. The town was gazetted in 1897. The name of the town is thought to come from another prospector who had operated in the area.
One of the first mines established in the area was the Lady Sate Mine which was operating in 1899. A 20 head battery was erected in the town in 1897 and continued to operate until at least 1902.
- "Murchison". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 28 November 1895. p. 5. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – C". Retrieved 9 May 2011.
- "Mining News". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 11 February 1897. p. 3. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- "Menzies". Western Mail. Perth: National Library of Australia. 26 May 1899. p. 36. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- "Kalgoorlie Mining". The Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 25 February 1902. p. 8. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
- "WA 4WD – Callion Cemetery". 2010. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
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