Windanya, Western Australia

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Windanya
Western Australia
Windanya is located in Western Australia
Windanya
Windanya
Coordinates 30°22′44″S 121°15′22″E / 30.379°S 121.256°E / -30.379; 121.256Coordinates: 30°22′44″S 121°15′22″E / 30.379°S 121.256°E / -30.379; 121.256
Established 1897
Postcode(s) 6431
Elevation 431 m (1,414 ft)
Location
LGA(s) City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Kalgoorlie
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Windanya is a ghost town located between Kalgoorlie and Leonora in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

During the mid-1890s gold was discovered in the area and the Australasia mine was established by 1897. Following an increase in population the townsite was gazetted in 1897.[1]

The name was suggested by the surveyor H.S. King. It is the Aboriginal name for a place near Broad Arrow.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – W". Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Morawa District Historical society" (PDF). 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2011.