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Dundas, Western Australia

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Population  0 (abandoned)
Postcode(s)  6443
Local time  Wednesday 8:58 AM
Lga  Shire of Dundas
Established  1895
State electorate(s)  Eyre
Postal code  6443
Federal division  Division of O'Connor
Dundas, Western Australia
Location  22 km (14 mi) south of Norseman 180 km (112 mi) north of Esperance
Weather  23°C, Wind E at 2 km/h, 58% Humidity

Dundas is the name of an abandoned town in the Goldfields-Esperance Region of Western Australia. The town is located about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east of the Esperance Branch Railway, on the western shore of Lake Dundas.

Map of Dundas WA 6443, Australia

Dundas was the location of an early gold find in the region in 1894. The town was gazetted on 22 May 1895 and derives its name from the Dundas Hills which, in turn, were named after Captain Dundas of the Royal Navy ship HMS Tagus in 1848.

The population of the town was 99 (71 males and 28 females) in 1898.

Further gold finds north of Dundas led to the establishment of Norseman, which, being the richer find, rapidly outgrew the former.

References

Dundas, Western Australia Wikipedia


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