Sandstone - WA

 

Position

DEG: -27.98839 119.295212
DMS: 27º 59' 18.2" S 119º 17' 42.76" E
UTM: 50 J 6901961mN 725729mE
Altitude: 538.93m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

550.28kms NorthEast of Perth - Driving 733 km (8 hours 26 mins)

Address & Contact

12 Griffith St
Sandstone WA 6639
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
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Information

Located 157 km east of Mount Magnet and 661 km north of Perth, Sandstone is a heritage town in the lower Murchison District. The landscape although harsh, is picturesque with numerous breakaways.

Sandstone started life as a boom goldrush town in the late 1890s but by 1919 it had become a virtual ghost town. Consequently the history of the town is very much the history of the East Murchison - the discovery of gold, the sudden influx of miners, the dreams of a town that would last forever, the sudden decline in the goldfields, the disappearance of the population, and the town settling down to become a small centre for the surrounding pastoral leases.

Sandstone once again supports mining but now also tourism.
Visitors today will enjoy a few heritage buildings in the main street and a wonderful self-drive Heritage Trail (obtain maps from post office). Simply follow the signs on good dirt roads to view the Brewery, State Battery, London Bridge, & Contradiction Well.
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Bulga Downs
Distance from Sandstone 71.53km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C37.836.832.828.724.219.819.222.225.030.032.635.8
Mean Min. °C22.422.018.314.29.46.54.95.98.714.016.920.1
Mean Rain mm28.130.124.220.925.427.324.115.37.78.510.913.6

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