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EARLY GOLD MINING IN SOUTHERN CROSS WA WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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Southern Cross, Western Australia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Southern Cross Western Australia Southern Cross townsite Population: 708 [1] Established: 1890 Postcode: 6426 Elevation: 355 m (1,165 ft) Location: 371 km (231 mi) E of Perth 225 km (140 mi) W of Kalgoorlie 110 km (68 mi) E of Merredin LGA: Shire of Yilgarn State District: Eyre Federal Division: Kalgoorlie Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Annual Rainfall 25.5 °C 78 °F 10.7 °C 51 °F 294.9 mm 11.6 in Coordinates: 31°15′14″S 119°20′38″E/31.254°S 119.344°E/-31.254; 119.344 Southern Cross is a town in Western Australia, 371 kilometres east of Perth on the Great Eastern Highway. It was founded by gold prospectors in 1888, and gazetted in 1890.[2] It is the major town and administrative centre of the Shire of Yilgarn.[3] At the 2006 census, Southern Cross had a population of 708.[1] The town of Southern Cross is one of the many towns which run along the Mundaring to Kalgoorlie Goldfields Water Supply Scheme engineered by C. Y. O'Connor.[4] A succession of gold rushes in the Yilgarn region near Southern Cross in 1887, at Coolgardie in 1892, and at Kalgoorlie in 1893 caused a population explosion in the barren and dry desert centre of Western Australia. It is named after the Southern Cross constellation,[2] and the town's most significant streets are named after stars. Southern Cross is on the standard gauge railway from Perth to Kalgoorlie and beyond. The Prospector and Indian Pacific passenger trains service the town. The former narrow gauge railway reached Southern Cross on 1 July, 1894.[5] DON PUGH CARAVAN TRIPP 2008
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Donald Pugh (6 years ago)
Sorry no but perhaps someone from SC will reply.
nortonman1 (6 years ago)
Don. Have you ever come across the names of mine managers called the Hughes brothers from Co Durham in england? I am trying to find out about one called james (Jimmy) Holmes who lost his money and busked about Australia, playing his banjo, to get enough money to come back to england. I have the banjo and play it regular!
guseva1 (8 years ago)
Its in Western Australia mate land of the big gold nuggets
Gascoyne Guy (9 years ago)
could you please tell me where that working stamp battery was or is ?

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