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Kintore is located in Western Australia
Location in Western Australia
Established 1897
Postcode(s) 6430
Elevation 417 m (1,368 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Coolgardie
State electorate(s) Eyre
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Kintore is an abandoned town in Western Australia located 46 km north-west of Kalgoorlie along the Coolgardie North Road in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

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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