Location: - Shire. Leonora
Coordinates: Northing DMS 28 56 33
Easting DMS 121 48 55
Northing DD 28.9425
Easting DD 121.8153
Is 883 km East of Perth and on the Old Laverton Road between Leonora and Laverton, about 50km east of Leonora.
Number of graves - 14
January 1900 an unnamed baby who died from unknown causes.
24 August an unnamed baby boy aged 12 hours died from unknown causes.
Age at Death
Cause of death
Began as a mining camp as part of a gold rush with allotments becoming available in 1896 and were reserved for a future town site.
Town lots were sold in 1900. However the new railway to Laverton (built in 1905) by passed the area by 2 kilometres and the boundaries were extended in 1906 and the town’s development then occurred at the railway site. There was a corrugated hotel at the town’s original site in 1896. By 1906 two hotels had been erected nearer to the Railway station in the extended town site.
A police station was built in 1906 and closed in 1911 but reopened in 1943 until finally closed in 1951.
Murrin is an Aboriginal word for a species of Acacia tree. – Murrin Murrin refers to the abundance of the tree in the area.
Alfred Edward Morgans who later became Premier of WA established a short lived copper smelting mine in the area in 1896.
Outback Family History