Feysville, Western Australia
|Elevation||359 m (1,178 ft)|
|LGA(s)||City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder|
|State/territory electorate(s)||Electoral district of Kalgoorlie|
Alluvial gold was found in the area in 1895 by the prospector Dennis O'Callaghan which sprked a gold rush on the Hampton Plains Estate lease. Another prospector and field manager, Captain Henry Fey, established the Feysville mine in 1896 and by 1897 the local progress association began to campaign for the town to be declared.
In the same year the town had a debating club and a cricket team and the first hotel was constructed in the town. The town was gazetted on 30 June 1898. The population of the town was 97 (90 males and 7 females) in 1898.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- Western Australian Government Gazette, file 7523/97, 30 June 1898, p.1983.
- "POPULATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA.". Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 22 April 1898. p. 23. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
- "Morowa District Historical Society". 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
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