Yarri, Western Australia

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Western Australia
Yarri is located in Western Australia
Coordinates 29°46′59″S 122°21′58″E / 29.783°S 122.366°E / -29.783; 122.366Coordinates: 29°46′59″S 122°21′58″E / 29.783°S 122.366°E / -29.783; 122.366
Established 1903
Postcode(s) 6431
Elevation 417 m (1,368 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Menzies
State electorate(s) Kalgoorlie
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

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

Gold was discovered in the area in 1902 with the locality being known as New Edjudina initially. The townsite was surveyed following a request from the Mines Department and the surveyor suggested the name of Yarrie as the name of the new town. The town was gazetted in 1903.,[1] but no lots were sold so it was cancelled in 1904 and a new townsite was surveyed and gazetted in 1908.

A State battery existed in the town in 1905 and treated parcels from many of the surrounding mines including Great Banjo, Wallaby Central, Sunday Gift and Holy Moses.[2] The battery was closed in 1931.[3]

The name is Aboriginal in origin but the correct spelling is Yarrie, the word is the Aboriginal name of the area but its meaning is not known.


  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – Y". Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Yarri State Battery". Kalgoorlie Western Argus. Western Australia: National Library of Australia. 17 October 1905. p. 4. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "State Batteries". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 25 March 1931. p. 7. Retrieved 26 May 2011.