Kintore, Western Australia facts for kids
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|Elevation||417 m (1,368 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Coolgardie|
Gold was discovered in the area in December 1894 by prospectors Leith and Barrett. The first mine was named after the retiring Governor of South Australia Algernon Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore, who was visiting Western Australia at the time. Following a rapid growth in population the local progress committee petitioned for the town to be declared and the town was gazetted in 1897.
By 1898 the population of the town was 240 (200 males and 40 females).
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