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Western Australia
Population: 0
Postcode: 6443
LGA: Shire of Dundas
State District: Eyre
Federal Division: O'Connor

Dundas is the name of an abandoned town in the Goldfields-Esperance Region of Western Australia. The town is located about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east of the Esperance Branch Railway, on the western shore of Lake Dundas.

Dundas was the location of an early gold find in the region in 1894. The town was gazetted on 22 May 1895 and derives its name from the Dundas Hills which, in turn, were named after Captain Dundas of the Royal Navy ship HMS Tagus in 1848.

The population of the town was 99 (71 males and 28 females) in 1898.

Further gold finds north of Dundas led to the establishment of Norseman, which, being the richer find, rapidly outgrew the former.

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