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leonora 831km north-east of Perth

Malcolm Dam Located 12km from Leonora, Malcolm Dam was built in 1902 to provide water for the railway. Today, this dam is a haven for birds and other wildlife. The Terraces A large breakaway formation about 40km north-east of Leonora provides good bushwalking and camping, and magnificent views for kms in every direction. Leonora Heritage Trail A showcase of the history of Leonora townsite can be found on the Leonora Heritage Trail. The trail consists of 30 sites, including a number of old banks, hotels and churches, and the Barnes Federal Theatre. Leonora Loop Trails The Leonora Loop Trails are two self-drive trails and are a great way to see the area and learn the history of the region. Each trail takes about a day, so allow two days to see everything, or you can combine them for a longer day of exploring.

supermarket, service stations, dining facilities, a recreation and aquatic centre, caravan parks, motels, and hotels. Leinster Leinster is often described as an oasis in the desert. The town was first established in 1976 as a company town supporting the nickel mine of the Agnew Gold Mining Company. Here there are a variety of services available for travellers. Gwalia Historic Precinct Gwalia, located approximately 3km south of Leonora, is a truly unique and fascinating place to visit. Here you can wander around the abandoned miners’ cottages of Gwalia Ghost Town, learn about the history of the settlement and gold mine at Gwalia Museum, enjoy a Devonshire Tea on the verandah of Hoover House while looking out over the working open pit mine, or stay a night or two in one of the period-style bedrooms at Hoover House Bed & Breakfast.

Leonora is located on Wangkatja Country. It is a main regional centre in the Northern Goldfields, an area rich in history and stunning unique landscapes. The town’s history dates back to 1869, when explorer John Forrest and his party made camp near a hill and named it Mount Leonora. This prominent feature is an ancient Aboriginal spiritual site, associated with the Dreamtime story of the dingo, Baba Ngoorrba. Gold was first discovered in the area in 1895 and a year later the townsite of Leonora was established. The town quickly grew and by the early 1900s had a population of over 1000 people. Leonora grew from the resourcefulness of early gold prospectors and pastoralists. Today, the mining and pastoral industries are still going strong with gold, nickel and cattle being the main commodities. Leonora features quality services and facilities for travellers, including a

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