Place:Coolgardie, Western Australia, Australia

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NameCoolgardie
Alt namesBayley's Rewardsource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 202
Fly Flatsource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 202
Gnarlbrinesource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 202
Old Campsource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 202
TypeTown
Coordinates31.017°S 121.2°E
Located inWestern Australia, Australia     (1892 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Coolgardie is a small town in the Australian state of Western Australia, east of the state capital, Perth. It has a population of approximately 800 people.

Although Coolgardie is now known to most Western Australians as a tourist town and a mining 'ghost town', it was once the third largest town in Western Australia (after Perth and Fremantle). At this time, mining of alluvial gold was a major industry and supplied the flagging economy with new hope. Many miners suffered under the harsh conditions, but for a few, their finds made the hard work worthwhile. Most men, however, left poorer than they had started off, with their hopes dashed.

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