HEMA Map Reference 76/C7
27 07' 16" S 118 05' 00" E
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.