Ghost Towns of WA Map wanted

I have been looking for a Map with locations of Ghost towns in WA.
The best I can find is a listing of places but as I'm not a "local" I find that I have to click on everyone of them to get a location.
If any body here can supply a link to a site with maps I'd be grateful.

Ron
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 12:56

Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 12:56
hi ron
not sure about a list of ghost towns but most of the sites that i can recall in wa that have closed down would be timber-mill related and or mining towns and towns in old farming disticts
that were built for those purposes by related companys maybe the heritage or historical societys and or batty libary records would be a good source of imfo
have your googled the topic going by google experience just about every topic can be found on there
cheers barry
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Reply By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 16:39

Monday, Aug 20, 2012 at 16:39
Hi Ron

Google is your friend. So many of the known ghost towns are old mining towns. There are of course many old timber mill towns as well. And even the occasional old farming townsite.

There is a great gold fields loop road that takes in many of the ghost towns that starts out of Kalgoorlie.

The CD advert at the top has maps covering old gold mining towns and historical maps - I bought it and found it very interesting.

Cheers

Serendipity



http://members.westnet.com.au/caladenia/ghosttowns.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ghost_towns

http://www.ioffer.com/i/gold-guns-ghost-towns-w-a-chalfant-hc-book-1947-84193761

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Follow Up By: Member - Mick_* - Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 00:22

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 00:22
The WA Government Landgate website is a good source to find the old townsites:
http://www.landgate.wa.gov.au/corporate.nsf/web/History+of+Country+Town+Names

This is an example:
"ROTHSAY" Latitude 29° 17' S Longitude 116° 53' E
The abandoned goldfields townsite of Rothsay is located 427 km north north east of Perth and about 70 km east north east of Perenjori. Gold was discovered in this area by George Woodley in 1894, and the area was at first known as "Woodley's Find". Woodley sold his claim to a Scottish company in 1895, and the name of the townsite most likely came from this company. Following a request fro a townsite from the local Progress Association in 1897, lots were surveyed and the townsite gazetted in 1898.

This townsite is almost certainly named after the Scottish town of Rothesay on the island of Bute off the Scottish west coast. There has been some doubt about the spelling of the name. The Progress Association used the spelling Rothesay in May 1897, and this spelling was used consistently for 18 months until just before the townsite was gazetted, when the Minister for Lands approved the spelling as Rothsay. This was most likely an error. It was gazetted as Rothsay, and has retained this spelling ever since.
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