Dundas, Western Australia

Dundas is the name of an abandoned town in the Goldfields-Esperance Region of Western Australia.[1] The town is located about 22 kilometres (14 mi) south of Norseman.

Western Australia
Dundas is located in Western Australia
Coordinates32°23′00″S 121°46′00″E / 32.38333°S 121.76667°E / -32.38333; 121.76667Coordinates: 32°23′00″S 121°46′00″E / 32.38333°S 121.76667°E / -32.38333; 121.76667
Population0 (abandoned)[citation needed]
LGA(s)Shire of Dundas
State electorate(s)Eyre
Federal Division(s)O'Connor

Dundas was the location of an early gold find in the region in 1894. The town was gazetted on 22 May 1895 and derives its name from the Dundas Hills which, in turn, were named after Captain James Whitley Deans Dundas of the Royal Navy ship HMS Tagus in 1848.[1][2]

The population of the town was 99 (71 males and 28 females) in 1898.[3]

Further gold finds north of Dundas led to the establishment of Norseman, which, being the richer find, rapidly outgrew the former.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – D". Retrieved 26 January 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Western Australian Government Gazette, file 2833/93, 23 May 1895, p.735.
  3. ^ "Population of Western Australia". Western Mail. Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia. 22 April 1898. p. 23. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
  4. ^ History Shire of Dundas website, accessed: 26 January 2010