Mainland, Western Australia

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Mainland
Western Australia
Mainland is located in Western Australia
Mainland
Mainland
Coordinates 27°34′59″S 117°54′58″E / 27.583°S 117.916°E / -27.583; 117.916Coordinates: 27°34′59″S 117°54′58″E / 27.583°S 117.916°E / -27.583; 117.916
Established 1898
Postcode(s) 6640
Elevation 418 m (1,371 ft)
Location
  • 635 km (395 mi) NNE of Perth
  • 15 km (9 mi) S of Cue
LGA(s) Shire of Cue
State electorate(s) North West
Federal Division(s) Durack

Mainland is an abandoned town in the Mid West region of Western Australia. The town is located between Cue and Austin.

Gold was discovered in the area in 1892 and was initially known as Mainland since it was located on the northern shore of Lake Austin so the name distinguished it from its neighbouring town of Austin which was also known as The Island. The town was gazetted in 1898.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – M". Retrieved 2011-05-06.