Lakewood, Western Australia facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLakewood
|Elevation||331 m (1,086 ft)|
|LGA(s)||City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder|
|State electorate(s)||Electoral district of Kalgoorlie|
Originally the town was known as Lakeside and in 1903 the local progress association lobbied the government for residential lots to be surveyed. The name Lakeside was not considered, as a town in Queensland with the same name already existed. The name Gnumballa was considered by the Kalgoorlie Road Board but when the town was gazetted in 1904 it was originally named Ngumballa. The name is Aboriginal in origin and is the local name for Hannan Lake. The name of the railway station remained as Lakeside and by 1909 the name of the town was also changed. Another station near Wiluna was named Lakeside in 1938 so the name of the town was once again changed this time to Lakewood. The town was not officially renamed until 1947.
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