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Kambalda/Redhill > Kambalda

Western Australia

Latitude : 31 12 S Longitude : 121 40 E

The townsite of Kambalda is located in the eastern goldfields region, about 60 km south of Kalgoorlie. Gold was discovered in the area in 1897, and the government soon decided to declare a townsite here. The government surveyor, W Rowley nominated the name, as it sounded a pleasant name. It is an Aboriginal word, the meaning of which is unknown. The townsite was gazetted in December 1897.

There was little development at Kambalda, and the place remained a ghost town until the Western Mining Corporation found nickel nearby in the early 1970's. It then soon developed into a thriving company town.

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"Kambalda - History of a mining town"Books of interest................

by J. J. Gresham
history of Red Hill & Kambalda
lots of pictures and indexed
Published by Western Mining Corp 1991  
ISBN 0 646 03454 3

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