Mulline, Western Australia

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Mulline
Western Australia
Mulline is located in Western Australia
Mulline
Mulline
Coordinates 29°48′22″S 120°31′30″E / 29.806°S 120.525°E / -29.806; 120.525Coordinates: 29°48′22″S 120°31′30″E / 29.806°S 120.525°E / -29.806; 120.525
Established 1897
Postcode(s) 6436
Elevation 454 m (1,490 ft)
Location
  • 768 km (477 mi) ENE of Perth
  • 40 km (25 mi) West of Menzies
LGA(s) Shire of Menzies
State electorate(s) Kalgoorlie
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Mulline is an abandoned town located in the Goldfields-Esperance region in Western Australia. It is found between Kalgoorlie and Leonora.

Gold was discovered in the area in the 1890s and following a gold rush to the area the number of miners in the area resulted in the townsite being gazetted in 1897.[1] The name of town is derived from Mulline Rock, a feature located just outside town. The name of the town was recorded by the surveyor Brazier in 194 and is Aboriginal in origin although the meaning of it is unknown.

The main mine in the town was the Lady Gladys which operated between 1896 and 1911. Another mine that was operating in the area around the same time was the Off Chance mine. A state battery was constructed in the area in 1899.[2] Land was set aside for a police station, but never built on. Two hotels existed in the town by 1910.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – M". Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Morawa District Historical society" (PDF). 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2011.