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open skies, it is recognised as one of West Australia’s best sites for stargazing. Free camping, toilets and picnic facilities are available, as well as a black water dump station. Kookynie Site 9: Golden Quest Discovery Trail. In 1903 Kookynie was a thriving township of more than 400 buildings and 2500 people. Now a ‘Living Ghost Town’ Kookynie’s stories are interpreted at the Visitor Information Bay. From there visit many historical sites such as the ruins of the Cosmopolitan Hotel, the Cosmopolitan mine site, the cemetery and the Grand Hotel - a real outback pub with cold beer and comfortable accommodation. Niagara ‘Ghost Town’ Little is left of the town but a few relics and a historic cemetery. Niagara was a prosperous town before Kookynie was established but declined when a richer gold deposit was found close by. Niagara Dam Site 8: Golden Quest Discovery Trail. Completed in 1898 to provide water for the steam trains operating on the Kalgoorlie-Menzies line, Niagara Dam has spent the last 100 years as a picnic and swimming spot. Free camping facilities include shady sites, gas BBQ, picnic tables, toilets and a black water dump point.

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Menzies Cemetery Site 7: Golden Quest Discovery Trail . Menzies Cemetery is distinctive for the number of galvanized iron monuments which are skillfully shaped and scrolled by the early tinsmiths making use of available material. Historic Buildings The railway station built in 1898, is a brick federation building and the last railway station remaining on the Northern Goldfields railway line. Other historic buildings include the Nursing Post housed in the former Menzies Warden’s House, the ‘old’ Menzies Hotel, (now the Achievable Outback Cafe), Post Office, Tearooms and Butcher’s Shop (now Donna’s Diner and Takeaway), Pioneer Store, (now an Art Gallery) and the current Menzies Hotel - a place to enjoy a drink, have a meal and stay the night. Tjuntjuntjara Community in the Great Victoria Desert 700km east of Menzies near the South Australian border, the Spinifex people through their art present the traditional culture of Spinifex lands and lore. Lake Ballard The iconic ‘Inside Australia’ exhibition features 51 sculptures by internationally renowned artist Sir Antony Gormley. With its eerie statues and clear, wide

menzies 724km north-east of Perth

Site 6: Golden Quest Discovery Trail . Named after early prospector Leslie Robert Menzies, during the gold rush days of the 1890s Menzies was home to 10,000 residents, 13 hotels, 3 banks, breweries and cordial factories, a post office with a staff of 25, a school with 205 students, a public library and four churches. Today, Menzies is a smaller town, however it is again beginning to prosper. Places of Interest Explore the heritage and interpret the Aboriginal experience of Menzies with two self-guided walking tours – “Our Place” and Gubbee Menzies Wongi “Our Way”. Brochures are available from the Menzies Visitor Centre. Lady Shenton Hotel Building The Lady Shenton Hotel Building houses the Menzies Visitor Centre, the Public Library, the Community Resource Centre, the Post Office, a large rock collection and a History/Heritage Room. Next door is the well-appointed Menzies Caravan Park. Town Hall Dating back to 1896, the Town Hall is the administration centre for the Shire. Facilities in the recreation precinct adjacent include a free BBQ, picnic tables, children’s playground, multipurpose courts, public toilets, town oval and water park.

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Menzies Visitor Centre Lady Shenton Hotel Building Cnr Shenton & Brown Streets

Menzies WA 6436 T : (08) 9024 2702

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