Bonnie Vale, Western Australia
|Elevation||375 m (1,230 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Coolgardie|
It is famous as the site of the Varischetti mine rescue of 1907, when Italian gold miner Modesto Varischetti was trapped for nine days in a mine when it was flooded after a thunderstorm. Varischetti survived in an air pocket until rescued. A diver using deep-sea diving equipment located Varischetti five days after the mine was flooded, and provided him with food, candles and letters of encouragement.
It serves as the railway station for Coolgardie on the Prospector Perth to Kalgoorlie passenger service.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2007-06-08.
|Preceding station||Transwa Trains network||Following station|
towards East Perth
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