Monkey Mia - Culture and History

Monkey Mia (including Shark Bay, Shell Beach, Hamelin Pool and Eagle Bluff)
Famous region with ancient fossils and friendly dolphins. This should be read in conjunction with Denham.
Located over 800 km north and encompassing the most westerly part of the Australian continental landmass, Shark Bay is one of the country's most important historic sites and most fascinating tourist destinations. Here, in this breathtakingly beautiful region, the visitor comes in contact with the drama of the early Dutch exploration of the Australian coastline, the romance of pearl fishing, the harshness of trying to eke out a living on a land where rainfall was small and unreliable. Equally this is an area of beautiful beaches, excellent fishing (both deep sea and shoreline), of bushwalking and of Western Australia's most famous natural tourist attraction - the friendly dolphins of Monkey Mia.

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Meekatharra - Fast Facts

Meekatharra
Mining town and service centre for the East Murchison
Located 764 km north east of Perth, 541 km east of Geraldton and 521 m above sea level, Meekatharra is a gold town which has developed into a major supply centre for the pastoral and mining interests in the East Murchison. With a population of about 2 000, it is a centre of a vast shire which covers 99 974 sq. km of semi-desert where mining, sheep and cattle (there are only 48 properties in the shire) are the major activities.

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Meekatharra - Eat

Meekatharra
Mining town and service centre for the East Murchison
Located 764 km north east of Perth, 541 km east of Geraldton and 521 m above sea level, Meekatharra is a gold town which has developed into a major supply centre for the pastoral and mining interests in the East Murchison. With a population of about 2 000, it is a centre of a vast shire which covers 99 974 sq. km of semi-desert where mining, sheep and cattle (there are only 48 properties in the shire) are the major activities.

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Meekatharra - Sleep

Meekatharra
Mining town and service centre for the East Murchison
Located 764 km north east of Perth, 541 km east of Geraldton and 521 m above sea level, Meekatharra is a gold town which has developed into a major supply centre for the pastoral and mining interests in the East Murchison. With a population of about 2 000, it is a centre of a vast shire which covers 99 974 sq. km of semi-desert where mining, sheep and cattle (there are only 48 properties in the shire) are the major activities.

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Meekatharra - Places to See

Meekatharra
Mining town and service centre for the East Murchison
Located 764 km north east of Perth, 541 km east of Geraldton and 521 m above sea level, Meekatharra is a gold town which has developed into a major supply centre for the pastoral and mining interests in the East Murchison. With a population of about 2 000, it is a centre of a vast shire which covers 99 974 sq. km of semi-desert where mining, sheep and cattle (there are only 48 properties in the shire) are the major activities.

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Meekatharra - Culture and History

Meekatharra
Mining town and service centre for the East Murchison
Located 764 km north east of Perth, 541 km east of Geraldton and 521 m above sea level, Meekatharra is a gold town which has developed into a major supply centre for the pastoral and mining interests in the East Murchison. With a population of about 2 000, it is a centre of a vast shire which covers 99 974 sq. km of semi-desert where mining, sheep and cattle (there are only 48 properties in the shire) are the major activities.

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Leonora - Fast Facts

Leonora
Goldmining town in the desert.
Located 236 km north from Kalgoorlie and 833 km east of Perth, Leonora, like so many of the small goldmining towns in the Eastern Goldfields, has had a chequered history. The first European explorer through the area was John Forrest who, on his 1869 expedition in search of Ludwig Leichhardt, named the nearby 420 m high landmark, Mount Leonora.

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Leonora - Eat

Leonora
Goldmining town in the desert.
Located 236 km north from Kalgoorlie and 833 km east of Perth, Leonora, like so many of the small goldmining towns in the Eastern Goldfields, has had a chequered history. The first European explorer through the area was John Forrest who, on his 1869 expedition in search of Ludwig Leichhardt, named the nearby 420 m high landmark, Mount Leonora.

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