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Latitude 30° 38' S Longitude 120° 52' E

An abandoned goldfields townsite north east of Kalgoorlie, Dunnsville was declared a townsite in 1897. It is named after John Dunn, a prospector who discovered gold in this vicinity in August 1894. Dunn's lease later became the Wealth of Nations Mine.


Dunnsville Map Location - map Bonzel

Reccomended Reading:

John Dunn and the Wealth of Nations by Peter Bridge, Ian Murray, Maureen Cause

ISBN 978-0-85905-061-6

In 1894 John Dunn discovered the Wealth of Nations Gold Mine at Dunnsville, NE of Coolgardie. It’s richness stunned the world and prospectors and investors were attracted to this new area. This collection details the history of the mine and that of the Dunn Brothers.

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


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