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COLREAVY

Latitude 30° 53' S Longitude 119° 01' E

Colreavy is a townsite in the Yilgarn Goldfield, located near Bullfinch. A townsite near here was declared as "Knutsford" in 1889, but Knutsford was cancelled in 1912 due to a bad design. The townsite of Colreavy, about 1400 metres north, was gazetted in 1912. Colreavy was originally going to be called Golden Valley after the name of the general area, but this was rejected due to duplication in the Eastern States. Colreavy is named after Bernard Norbert Colreavy, one of the prospectors who in 1887 found gold in this area. This gold find led to the gold rush which created the Yilgarn Goldfields.


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