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Londonderry
Western Australia
Established: 1895
Postcode: 6429
Elevation: 398 m (1,306 ft)
Location:
LGA: Shire of Coolgardie
State District: Electoral district of Kalgoorlie
Federal Division: O'Connor

Londonderry is a ghost town in Western Australia, located 14 km South West of Coolgardie in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

Gold was discovered in the area in 1894 by a party of prospectors, one of whom named the find after his home town of Londonderry. Lord Fingall took over the find in 1892 but the gold soon petered out. The townsite was gazetted in 1895.

By 1898 the town had a population of 220 (200 males and 20 females).


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