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TUCKANARRA

 

 


 


 

HEMA Map Reference 76/C7


27 07' 16" S 118 05' 00" E

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Located. 692 Kilometres north of Perth and 40 kilometres north of Cue. This was once a busy gold mining town, but is now almost deserted.

Boyle and Moore discovered gold nearby in 1897 and it was initially known as Boyle's Find. The town site was gazetted in 1899. Origins of the name are unclear but one source quotes 'dtuka gunra' meaning wooden dish camp. The translation seems to leave a lot to be desired.

'It is said to be one of the most promising centres on the Murchison goldfields, the population is daily increasing.'

Twentieth Century Impressions of W.A.
1901
 

 

 

 

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