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Abbotts > Abbotts


Abbotts formerly also known as Abbotts Find  The town is located on the Yoothapina Station. Meekatharra District.

Latitude 29° 19' Longitude 118° 23'

Abbotts is an abandoned town in Western Australia located in the Murchison Goldfields region of Western Australia located 31 km north-west of Meekatharra on the Meekatharra - Mount Clere Road. The townsite was initially established on 1898 and gazetted in 1900; the town is named after a prospector named Vincent Vrauizan who had changed his name to Vincent Abbott in 1893.

One of the earliest mines to open was The Black Iguana.[2] In 1895 the Black Iguana and the Abbotts mine were both operating ten head stamp mills in the town for processing ore.[3]

In 1902 all of the boarders at Abbott's Hotel were poisoned by eating tinned beetroot, many of the victims were given emetics, which were administered with much success. No fatalities were recorded from the incident.

The townsite is one of many ghost towns in the area; others include: Peak Hill, Gabanintha, Horseshoe and Garden Gully. 


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