Nannine Townsite - WA

  Historic Site

Position

DEG: -26.891808 118.340011
DMS: 26º 53' 30.51" S 118º 20' 24.04" E
UTM: 50 J 7024844mN 633084mE
Altitude: 452.13m

Description

Place Type

Heritage - Historic Site

Location

610.25kms NorthEast of Perth - Driving 737 km (7 hours 57 mins)

Address & Contact

Meekatharra WA
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Information

Signed access from highway. Enter through unlocked but closed gate. Remains and ruins of buildings, and railway platforms. HISTORY The townsite of Nannine was located in the Murchison Goldfields region,30 km south south west of Meekatharra. Gold was discovered in the Nannine area in 1890, the area being rich with gold, and by 1891 was the site of feverish activity. In 1892 John Forrest, the Commissioner for Crown Lands decided to have lots surveyed and a townsite declared, although Forrest referred to the place as "Annean", the name of a nearby pastoral station. When the local miners heard the auction of lots was to be in Perth 85 of them petitioned Forrest to have the auction in Geraldton. The lots were surveyed in 1892, and the townsite named Nannine, as "it is situated 10 miles from Annean Station and 3 miles from Nannine Wells", and was also the name of the proposed electoral district and adjacent gold mining lease. The townsite was gazetted in April 1893. Nannine is an Aboriginal name, "Nannine Wells" being first recorded by a surveyor in 1889. The meaning of the name is not known.
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Meekatharra Airport
Distance from Nannine Townsite 36.59km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C38.336.734.229.223.819.719.021.425.629.633.236.4
Mean Min. °C24.423.821.317.012.18.87.48.511.515.118.722.0
Mean Rain mm28.436.528.519.922.830.421.711.34.86.311.614.5

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