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Western Australia

Gwalia is approximately 828 kilometres East of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia.

Discovered in 1869 by John Forrest, Gwalia is a "must see" when visiting the Goldfields. The Gwalia Museum and Historic Precinct sits alongside the
historic gold mine, Sons of Gwalia, which has been worked since 1896. The Precinct includes abandoned miners cottages and huts and shops.

Reccomended Reading:

From Wales to Gwalia - A Swansea editor and his Australian goldmine - by Alwyn Evans

ISBN 978-0-85905-630-4

A long awaited history of the Sons of Gwalia goldmine at Leonora. Assiduous research into the Welsh and Australian origins of this famous mine by Alwyn Evans for a thesis, now modified for general reading has resulted in an essential reference for any and all interested in WA mining history. An appendix on the exaggerated role of Hoover is of interest as an independent analysis divorced from the adulatory propaganda.

Available from:
Hesperian Press -
and The Eastern Goldfields Historical Soc -

Return to Gwalia

Next Record Gwalia 1958 Commonwealth Electoral Roll

Outback Family History Blog
WA Virtual Miners Memorial
Moya Sharp - Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) For Services to Community History

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