Yellowdine, Western Australia

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Western Australia
Yellowdine is located in Western Australia
Coordinates31°18′00″S 119°39′00″E / 31.30000°S 119.65000°E / -31.30000; 119.65000Coordinates: 31°18′00″S 119°39′00″E / 31.30000°S 119.65000°E / -31.30000; 119.65000
Elevation356 m (1,168 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Yilgarn
State electorate(s)Eyre
Federal Division(s)O'Connor

Yellowdine is a town located 402 kilometres (250 mi) east of Perth, Western Australia on the Great Eastern Highway. The townsite is in the Goldfields-Esperance region, situated in the Shire of Yilgarn.


The town was initially planned in 1895 as a railway siding along the Coolgardie to Southern Cross railway line that was opened in 1896. Once gold was discovered at Mount Palmer close to Yellowdine in 1934 the government began to develop the siding as a town-site that was later gazetted in 1935.[1][2]

The rest house at the railway station was partially destroyed by fire in 1947.[3]

The name of the town is believed to be Aboriginal in origin, a misspelling of Yelladine, although its meaning is unknown.[2]


  1. ^ Simpson, Paul (3 May 2014). "Rise and fall of a golden town". Kalgoorlie Miner.
  2. ^ a b Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – Y". Retrieved 8 June 2007.
  3. ^ "Yellowdine railway kitchen". The West Australian. Perth. 8 October 1947. p. 12. Retrieved 15 December 2015 – via National Library of Australia.