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Golden Ridge
Western Australia
Postcode: 6430
Location:
LGA: City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
State District: Kalgoorlie
Federal Division: O'Connor

Golden Ridge is an abandoned town in Western Australia located 615 kilometres (382 mi) east of Perth just off the Mount Monger Road in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

The town was originally designated as a business area through the mining act and was ironically known as Waterfall. The government gazetted the town-site in 1910 following a request by the local progress committee to make more land available for residential development. Initially names Waterfall, the Commonwealth Government disagreed with the choice of name as another town with the same name already existed in New South Wales. The committee then chose the name Golden Ridge after the gold mine of the same name that lies adjacent to the town.

The name of the town was changed by gazettal in 1911. The Trans-Australian Railway built a station in the town in 1913-1914. Golden Ridge is the second station east of Kalgoorlie between Parkeston and Curtin.


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