Cosmo Newbery - WA

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Position DEG-27.99476 122.89498
DMS27º 59' 41.14" S 122º 53' 41.93" E
UTM 51 J 6903374mN 489674mE
Altitude509.07m
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Population - Populated Place

Location

85.12kms NorthEast of Laverton - Driving 90.4 km (2 hours 29 mins)
182.25kms NorthEast of Leonora - Driving 203 km (4 hours 47 mins)
419.34kms SouthWest of Warburton - Driving 478 km (13 hours 21 mins)
603.97kms SouthEast of Newman - Driving 1106 km (15 hours 48 mins)

Address & Contact

Yilka Dr
Cosmo Newbery WA 6440
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Information

Cosmo Newberry has a very rich history. It first became a settled community in 1920. It has been a pastoral station, a penal colony, and an Aboriginal Mission during which time it was also a ration depot for the government under the ‘protectionist’ policy of the 1905 Aborigines Act. Today, it is a community that is operated and managed by local Aboriginal people. It is located 450 km from Kalgoorlie and 97 km north east of Laverton. It had been abandoned for a short period. All the services were taken out of the community including the school, which closed in 1986. Aboriginal families started returning to Cosmo Newberry in the early 1990s and services began operation. March 1993 saw the school reopened and in 1994 the first substantive Principal appointed to the school and remained for 5 years was an Aboriginal. Verna Vos is a local raised in the goldfields. She is a Tjupan woman born in Leonora and can lay claim to being the first Aboriginal female school Principal

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Closest Weather Station

Kalgoorlie-Boulder at 19/06:00pm WST
Distance from Cosmo Newbery 339.98km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
26.9°C 23.8°C 19% 1.5°C 1011.7hPa 0.0mm N 7km/hr
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Closest Climatic Station

Laverton Aero
Distance from Cosmo Newbery 82.77km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C 35.633.730.326.6 22.118.318.320.6 24.428.130.933.3
Mean Min. °C 21.520.718.114.9 10.56.95.97.1 10.314.116.919.5
Mean Rain mm 42.663.637.518.4 14.315.717.89.2 7.713.820.928.5
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