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Callion
Western Australia
Established: 1897
Postcode: 8436
Elevation: 485 m (1,591 ft)
Location:
  • 788 km (490 mi) NE of Perth
  • 60 km (37 mi) South of Menzies
LGA: Shire of Menzies
State District: Kalgoorlie
Federal Division: O'Connor

Callion is an abandoned town in the Goldfields-Esperance region in Western Australia. It is between Coolgardie and Leomora.

Gold was discovered here in 1895 and the town was known as Speakman's Find after the prospector who made the original discovery. Speakman's lease (along with Cooke and Lukin) was 30 acres in size and contained three reefs. The town was gazetted in 1897. The name of the town is thought to come from another prospector who had operated in the area.

One of the first mines established in the area was the Lady Sate Mine which was operating in 1899. A 20 head battery was erected in the town in 1897 and continued to operate until at least 1902.

A cemetery is all that is left of the old townsite which is now part of Credo Station.


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