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CALLION, (aka Speakmans Find) Western Australia

Journal by ngairedith

CALLION, is an abandoned town located in the Goldfields-Esperance region in Western Australia. It is found between Coolgardie and Leomora.

Gold was initially discovered here in 1895 and was locally known as Speakman's Find after the prospector who made the original discovery. Speakman's lease (along with Cooke and Lukin) was 30 acres in size and contained three reefs. The town was gazetted in 1897. The name of the town is thought to come from another prospector who had operated in te area.

One of the first mines established in the area was the Lady Sate Mine which was operatng in 1899. A 20 head battery was erected in the town in 1897[3] and continued to operate until at least [4] 1902.[5]

A cemetery is all that is left of the old townsite which is now part of Credo Station


the CALLION ELECTORAL ROLL - 1904

BERTAUX R.- Callion-Miner

COUNDEN William -Calion-Miner

DIXON Thomas-Price street, Callion-Horse driver

GIBSON John-Price street, Callion-Butcher

GWYNNE Robert -Callion-Miner

HALL Arthur-Callion-Miner

NICHOLAS Thomas E.-Callion-Miner

RIDDLES Frederick-Callion-Miner

ROBERTSON James-Callion-Miner

STONE Frederick- Callion-Miner


CALLION GRAVES
- may not be complete -

CALDER William Leslie d. 12 Oct 1896 age 3 years

KENNEY Thomas d. March 1899 age 12 -North Coolgardie death

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on 2011-08-09 05:40:14

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