Goongarrie - WA

  Populated Place

Position

DEG: -30.04344 121.161034
DMS: 30º 02' 36.38" S 121º 09' 39.72" E
UTM: 51 J 6674976mN 322698mE
Altitude: 392.04m

Description

Place Type

Population - Populated Place

Location

548.52kms East of Perth - Driving 682 km (7 hours 28 mins)

Address & Contact

Goldfields Hwy
Kanowna WA 6431
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Gold was found in Goongarrie in May 1893 by Billy Frost and Jack Bennett. The site was the first important gold discovery after Coolgardie (before Kalgoorlie). Orginigally known as the Roaring Gimlet of the Ninety Mile (its distance from Coolgardie), this once prosperous town boasted a post and telegraph office, 2 hotels and several shops which did a good trade as a stopover for the daily coach from Coolgardie to Menzies. Both the failure of the local mine and the coming of the railway put an end to the town's prosperity.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Kalgoorlie-Boulder at 15/10:00pm WST
Distance from Goongarrie 87km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
17.0°C12.7°C28%-1.6°C1009.5hPa0.0mmNNE11km/hr
6knots
15km/hr
8knots

Closest Climatic Station

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport
Distance from Goongarrie 87km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C33.732.129.525.220.717.516.718.622.225.829.032.0
Mean Min. °C18.317.816.012.68.76.25.05.68.011.114.116.6
Mean Rain mm24.131.326.020.626.228.325.021.014.115.318.016.3

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