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BULONG, Western Australia

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BULONG, is an abandoned town in Western Australia located 580 kilometres (360 mi) east of Perth in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

In 1893 a group of prospectors, Hogan, Henry, Holmes, Kennedy and Turnbull, discovered gold on a lease they were granted called IOU.

A surveyor named G. HAMILTON was given instructions to design the town layout in 1894, which was to be named IOU. Hamilton suggested the name be changed to the Indigenous Australian name of a nearby spring called Bulong.

The townsite was gazetted in 1895.

On the back of gold mining the population of the town grew to 620 by 1900 and boasted large number of businesses including several hotels, bakeries, accountants, butchers and stores. The town also had a hospital, school, police station, telegraph station and post office.

The towns water supply was obtained from Lake Yundarlagooda, condensed on the lakes banks then pumped to the top of Mount Stuart to gravity feed to the town.

From the site BULONG, Western Australia


BULONG POSTAL DIRECTORY 1921

ALNWICK William

BACKLAND Martin

BERGIN Joseph prospector

BERTHOU W. prospector

CONDELL J. secretary Bulong Miners Institute

CABLE, Lardner & Jones storekeepers

CARNE Henry prospector

COEN John Court Hotel

CREEDON Jeremiah pastoralist

DALLEY J. miner

DODMAN John prospector

DWYER W. prospector

ELLIS J. miner

EVANS E. ganger

FINCHER T. prospector

GESSINER Alfred

GESSINER Frank prospector

GREEN Christopher ganger

GUANE James ganger

HALCROW A. miner

HARRIS Benjamin prospector

HARRIS William prospector

HUFFA Thomas prospector

JOHNSON Alfred carpenter

JONES E.F. farmer Hampton Hill

JONES Robert C. J.P. of Cable Lardner & Jones storekeepers

LEE William ganger

McCRAE Duncan prospector

McCULLAGH David prospector at Ballagundi

McCULLAGH Edward prospector at Ballagundi

McNICKOLE W. miner

MILLER David miner

MURPHY Jack miner

NELSON W. prospector

OBRIEN Maurice miner

ONEIL M. prospector

OROURKE Patrick Federal Hotel

PEACH Edwin B. prospector

PERRY Albert ganger

PILKINGTON ganger

POWER Paddy prospector

REID A. miner

ROBERTSON Jack wood carter

RODGERS H. miner

ROGAN John miner

STRIKE E. prospector

SWEET W. miner

TAPP W. miner

TEASDALE Thomas prospector

TENNY Gretta dressmaker

TENNY Thomas miner

THOMPSON William miner

VAUTHIER Madam Hotel Keeper

VINCENT T. prospector

WARRELL Robert miner

WESTHEAD J. prospector

WHEATLEY William prospector


... the BULONG CEMETERY

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