GHOST TOWNS STARTING WITH 'S'

 

Ghost towns - Western Australia

 

 

 

 

 

ST IVES
80 km south of Kalgoorlie between Lake Lefroy and Lake Cowan.
Gold mining town.
Pat IVES discovered gold here in 1919.
The district's name changed from Ives Find to St. Ives by the Minister for Mines.
By 1927 mining had all but ceased.

SCOTIA
A railway siding on line between Kalgoorlie and Menzies.

SEXTON & DRYSDALE TIMBER MILL
19 km north east of Collie.
Timber Mill.

SHADOW OF DEATH
Alternate name for GOLDEN GROVE HOTEL.

SHELLBOROUGH
Commonly called CONDON.
20 00' S 119 22' E.
137 km east of Port Hedland at Condon Landing on Condon Creek.
Pearling and pastoral industry port.
A pearling fleet operated from here from 1871.
Townsite was surveyed in 1872 and was referred to as Condong. Gazetted in 1872 as Shellborough.
The townsite was re-surveyed in 1893 and the population peaked at about 200. By 1905 most people had moved on to the new settlement at Port Hedland.

SIBERIA
Originally called WAVERLEY.
30 15' S 120 57' E.
86 km north west of Kalgoorlie.
Gold mining town.
Billy Frosrt and Bob Bonner found gold here in 1893.
Townsite was surveyed in 1898 and was originally called Waverley. This was opposed by the post office and was changed to Siberia in 1914.
The town was finally abandoned in 1954.
Siberia (c) Steve Mogridge
Siberia (c) Steve Mogridge

SIR SAMUEL
27 38' S 120 33' E
43 km south of Wiluna.
Gold mining town.
Gold was first discovered in 1895.
The townsite was gazetted in 1897.
The name comes from the nearby feature of Mount Sir Samuel that was named after Sir Samuel James Way, Chief Justice and Lieutenant Governor of South Australia.
The town was abandoned by 1911.

SMITHFIELD
North of Kalgoorlie.
Gold mining town.
Gold found here in 1894.

SPEAKMAN'S FIND
Original name for CALLION.

SQUARE WELL
In the Yalgoo area north of Narrowtharra.
Approx 116 48' E 28 S

STAKE WELL
Also known as MUMMARRA and later MUNARRA.
57 km north of Cue.
Originally a well site that developed with the arrival of the railway around 1893.

STAR
An early name for PORLELL.

STAR OF THE EAST
An early name for PORLELL.

SUSSEX TIMBER MILL
12 km south south east of Jarrahwood.
Timber mill.
The mill was constructed 1923 and operated until 1939.

SWAN TIMBER MILL
One source says it was located 3 km south east of Claymore on Claymore Road but another says it was by the Ludlow River on the Goodwood Road.
Dates from 1920 and operated to around 1939.

 

 

 

 

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