Lennonville, Western Australia

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Lennonville
Western Australia
Lennonville is located in Western Australia
Lennonville
Lennonville
Coordinates 27°58′00″S 117°50′00″E / 27.96667°S 117.83333°E / -27.96667; 117.83333Coordinates: 27°58′00″S 117°50′00″E / 27.96667°S 117.83333°E / -27.96667; 117.83333
Population 0 (abandoned)[citation needed]
Established 1896
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Mount Magnet
State electorate(s) North West
Federal Division(s) Durack

Lennonville is a derelict town in Western Australia near the town of Mount Magnet, established in 1898.[1]

Lennonville was gazetted in 1896, after gold having been found two years earlier at the location by prospectors Lennon and Palmer.[1]

At the peak of its existence, at the turn of the 20th century, the town had a population of 3,000 and five hotels, outperforming nearby Mount Magnet and Boogardie. By 1909, however, the town was already in decline and, after a huge fire swept through the main street of the town, a general exodus begun. Today, the most predominant reminder of the towns former glory is the railway platform.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b History of country town names Landgate website, accessed: 26 January 2010
  2. ^ Tourism - Lennonville Shire of Mount Magnet website, accessed: 26 January 2010