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 southwest of Menzies, Western Australia and is approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi) northwest of Kalgoorlie. The proposed townsite was initially declared "Davyston" in 1900. It was 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 home to the successful Davyhurst Gold Mine now owned by Swan Gold Mining Limited, having been formerly owned by Monarch Gold Mining Company Ltd. On being acquired by Swan, Davyhurst became 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 – D". Retrieved 23 June 2011.