Reedy, Western Australia

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Reedy
Western Australia
Reedy is located in Western Australia
Reedy
Reedy
Coordinates 27°07′20″S 118°16′52″E / 27.12222°S 118.28111°E / -27.12222; 118.28111Coordinates: 27°07′20″S 118°16′52″E / 27.12222°S 118.28111°E / -27.12222; 118.28111
Established 1934
Postcode(s) 6640
Elevation 490 m (1,608 ft)
Location
  • 721 km (448 mi) NNE of Perth
  • 50 km (31 mi) ENE of Cue
LGA(s) Shire of Cue
State electorate(s) North West
Federal Division(s) Durack

Reedy is an abandoned town in the Murchison region of Western Australia. The town is located between Cue and Meekatharra in the Mid West region of Western Australia.

Gold was discovered in the area by H. Reed in 1899-1900 and a nearby well, Reedy's Well, was named after him.[1] The well appeared on maps of the area in 1908 as a known water source. Further gold discoveries were made in the 1930s and several mines were developed. By 1933 the Cue-Day Dawn road board petitioned for a townsite to be surveyed and declared. Suggestions for the name of the town included Triton, Mathers and Reedy. The town was gazetted in 1934.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morowa Historical Society - Ghosttowns of Western Australia" (PDF). 2000. Retrieved 2011-03-19. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – N". Retrieved 2011-03-14.