Feysville, Western Australia facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsFeysville
|Elevation||359 m (1,178 ft)|
|LGA(s)||City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder|
|State electorate(s)||Electoral district of Kalgoorlie|
Alluvial gold was found in the area in 1895 by the prospector Dennis O'Callaghan which sprked a gold rush on the Hampton Plains Estate lease. Another prospector and field manager, Captain Henry Fey, established the Feysville mine in 1896 and by 1897 the local progress association began to campaign for the town to be declared.
In the same year the town had a debating club and a cricket team and the first hotel was constructed in the town. The town was gazetted on 30 June 1898. The population of the town was 97 (90 males and 7 females) in 1898.
Land was set aside in 1919 for the development of a police station and court house but neither were ever built.
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