GHOST TOWNS STARTING WITH 'B'

 

Ghost towns - Western Australia

 

 

 

 

 

BADDERA
Railway siding on the Northampton to Galena line.
Baddera siding

BALAGUNDI
30 44 S 121 41 E.
Twenty kilometres east of Kalgoorlie.
Named after an Aboriginal well. Gazetted in 1896.

BALGARRI
Also known as - FORTY TWO MILE.
30 29 S 121 07 E.
45 kilometres north north west of Kalgoorlie.
Gazetted in 1898. Locally known as the "Forty Two Mile". Balgarri is an Aboriginal word but the meaning is not known.


BALLA BALLA
20 42 S 117 47 E
Near the coast between Port Hedland and Roebourne. Was a port for the Whim Creek Copper Mines. Gazetted in 1898. Balla is the Aboriginal name for mud, Balla Balla means lots of mud. There is now a campsite located at Balla Balla.

BAMBOO
20 56 S 120 13 E
54 kilometres north east of Marble Bar.
Gold was discovered on the Bamboo Creek at a place that was called JARMANS by Tom Byass and four others.
Gazetted in 1895.

BANKSIADALE TIMBER MILL
32 39.2' S 116 5.5' E
7 kilometres north of Dwellingup.
In October 1963 the mill was destroyed by fire.
The site was covered by water from the South Dandalup Dam.

BARDOC
30 20 S 121 18 .37 E
On the railway between Menzies and Kalgoorlie.
Alluvial gold was found there in 1894.
Bardoc is an Aboriginal word but the meaning is not known.
The town was surveyed and gazetted in 1896

BARRAMBIE
On No. 1 Rabbit Proof Fence near the 284 Mile peg.
Gold was discovered in November 1904 by Walker and Morrissey who were working
on the No. 1 Rabbit Proof Fence.

BARTON'S MILL No. 2
32 3.5' S 116 12.4' E
14 kilometres E/SE of PICKERING BROOK. Located on the old Millar company's railway line.

BAXTER & PRINCE NUMBER 1 TIMBER MILL
3.5 Km SW of Menzies.

BAXTER & PRINCE NUMBER 2 TIMBER MILL
4.5 Km E of Argyle.

BAXTER & PRINCE TIMBER MILL
1 Km S of Kirup.

BEARDIE POOL
49 Km NE of Pindar.

BEELA RAILWAY SIDING
On the State railway line between Brunswick and Worseley.

BEELENE
Alternate name for CHAIN PUMP.

BELLCHAMBERS
Alternate name for RANGE VIEW.

BERIA
28 34 S 122 23 E.
Near Laverton.

BIG BELL
27 19 S 117 39 E
BIG BELL was gazetted as a town site in 1936. The Big Bell Mine was the source of the town's name. By 1955 the town was deserted.
Big Bell

Big Bell

BILBERATHA
Alternate names were JOKER and NOTTE'S FIND.
Located 13 Km south of Yalgoo.

BIRRIGRIN
Developed after gold was discovered near Woodley's Soak.

BLACK FLAG
30 33 S 121 14 E
Gazetted in 1897.

BOOGARDIE
28 02 S 117 47 E
7 Km NW of Mount Magnet.
Gazetted in 1898.

BOORARA
30 49 S 121 38 E
Gazetted in 1897.

BORANUP RAILWAY SIDING
34 11.1' S 115 4.8' E
Located on the old State railway line to from Busselton to Flinders Bay (Augusta) at the 203 mile 15 chain mark. In 1948 the name changed to Dianella. It closed in 1957.

BORANUP TIMBER MILL
4 Km N of Karridale. The mill closed in 1910.

BOWES
Railway siding on the Northampton to Galena line.
Bowes siding

BOWGADA
Originally called CHUBBLE.
29 20 S 116 10 E
Between Perenjori and Morawa.

BOYADINE
Originally called BOYERINE.
33 29.8" S 17 24.6" E

BOYDS
Now known as TUCKANARRA.

BROWN HILL
30 46 S 121 30 E
Gazetted in 1899.

BULONG
Originally called I.O.U.
30 43 S 121 59 E
34 Km E of Kalgoorlie.
Bulong was gazetted in 1895. The original name suggested for the town was "Boolong", an Aboriginal name for a small soak nearby. The name was adopted but was spelled "Bulong". In November 1893 a group of prospectors, Kennedy, Henry, Hogan, Turnbull and Holmes were granted a lease that they called the I.O.U.
The townsite was gazetted in 1895.


BUMMERS CREEK
30 km north east of Leonora off the Leonora - Laverton Road.
Virtually no sign that the town existed now.


BURBANKS



1913 Football team




BURNAKURA


BURTVILLE
Originally called MEROLIA.
28 46 S 122 39 E
20 Km SW of Laverton.


BUTTERFLY
29 11' S 121 28.2' E
On the railway line between Menzies and the abandoned town of Malcolm.

 

 

 

 

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