Feysville, Western Australia facts for kids

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Feysville
Western Australia
Established: 1898
Postcode: 6431
Elevation: 359 m (1,178 ft)
Location:
LGA: City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
State District: Electoral district of Kalgoorlie
Federal Division: O'Connor

Feysville is an abandoned town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia. It is situated between Kalgoorlie and Kambalda just off the Goldfields Highway.

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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