Porlell, Western Australia
|Elevation||463 m (1,519 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Meekatharra|
|State/territory electorate(s)||North West|
Gold was discovered in the immediate area in the mid-1890s by Leslie Robert Menzies at a find known as The Star of the East. The townsite was gazetted in 1899 after significant development had been established. Star of the East was not considered to be a suitable name so the town took the name of a nearby lake, Porlelle Lake, which had been named when the area was surveyed in 1886. The spelling was amended for unknown reasons and the meaning of the name is unknown.
The town supported Jules Gascards coachline a weekly coach service that ran every Sunday to Nannine which was known to run from 1896. A postal service was established in 1896 as were tow hotals; The Gabanintha Hotel and the Yagahong Hotel.
- "Morowa Historical Society - Ghosttowns of Western Australia". 2000. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 8 May 2011.