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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]

 

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


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