Londonderry, Western Australia

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Londonderry
Western Australia
Londonderry is located in Western Australia
Londonderry
Londonderry
Coordinates 31°04′19″S 121°06′58″E / 31.072°S 121.116°E / -31.072; 121.116Coordinates: 31°04′19″S 121°06′58″E / 31.072°S 121.116°E / -31.072; 121.116
Established 1895
Postcode(s) 6429
Elevation 398 m (1,306 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Coolgardie
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Kalgoorlie
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Londonderry is a ghost town in Western Australia, located 14 km South West of Coolgardie in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

Gold was discovered in the area in 1894 by a party of prospectors, one of whom named the find after his home town of Londonderry. Lord Fingall took over the find in 1892 but the gold soon petered out. The townsite was gazetted in 1895.[1]

By 1898 the town had a population of 220 (200 males and 20 females).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – L". Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Population of Western Australia". Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 22 April 1898. p. 23. Retrieved 16 February 2013.