Golden Ridge, Western Australia facts for kids
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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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