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COMET VALE, Western Australia

Journal by ngairedith

COMET VALE is an abandoned town in Western Australia located in the Goldfield region of Western Australia located between Kalgoorlie and Laverton on the Goldfields Highway.

The town site was named after a comet that could be seen at about the time gold was discovered in the area.

By 1895 the town had a population of approximetly 500 and it was gazetted in 1916.

A prospector, Dan BAKER is creditted with the initial gold discovery.

Two mines were in production in 1900 named Lady Margaret and Long tunnel. More mines opened later including Sand Queen and Happy Jack both of which continued to operate after World War I.

A police station had been established in the town and was destroyed in 1916. A coach service used to service the town coming from Goongarrie and continuing to the Ularring district

the following was from Comet Vale Western Australia


ARNOTT Alfred N.- Comet Vale-Married

BAKER Daniel- Comet Vale-Miner
BAKER Florence- Comet Vale-Married

BRADLEY John- Comet Vale-Fettler

BRYANT Charles- Comet Vale-Labourer

CARTLEDGE James John- Comet Vale-Per. way repairer

CHAMBERS Ernest C.-Comet Vale-Miner

DEASY John- Comet Vale-Labourer

GRAHAM James- Comet Vale-Miner

HAYES Daniel- Comet Vale-Fettler
HAYES Dennis- Comet Vale-Miner

HILL Alfred- Comet Vale-Miner

MIERS Frederick -Comet Vale-Miner

MORRIS Michael -Comet Vale-Miner

MORRISSY Michael- Comet Vale-Miner

MOSS Edward-Comet Vale-Miner

McCLYMONT John-Comet Vale-Miner

McNAMARA Bridget-Comet Vale-Married
McNAMARA Mary- Comet Vale-Home duties
McNAMARA Timothy-Comet Vale-Cyanider

NIOA Charles- Comet Vale-Miner
NIOA Frank- Comet Vale-Miner

REVILL John Charles- Comet Vale-Miner

ROBERTS Edward- Comet Vale-Miner

ROBINSON David- Comet Vale-Miner

WATSON Samuel Robert- Comet Vale-Line Repairer


ALEXANDER James G. ? miner

BELL Tom ? carpenter

BLACKMORE Garnet ?miner

BLACKMORE Lesley D. ?miner

BROWN Benjamin ?miner

BROWN James ?engine driver

BRYNES James ?carrier

CARLILE Frederick & Robert ? Comet Vale Hotel

CASTLES Gordon Henry ?miner

CRAMOND Frank ?baker

CRUICKSHANK James & Harry ? contractors

DODDS J. ?miner

EGAN John ?miner

FOSTER Reginald ?mine accountant

HILL John ? engine driver

HOULAHAN Martin ? engine driver

HOWLEY Patrick ?miner

HYETT John ?miner

KILLINGTON ? storekeeper ? grocer ?draper

LISTON James ?fitter

McCONNELL James ?miner

McNAMARA Mary ?teacher

MANONI Peter ? miner

MARSHALL Thomas P. ?teacher

MEAGHER Dennis ?leaseholder

MOSS Herbert W. ?mine manager

MOYLE Henry W. ?fireman

MURPHY Thomas ?miner

PHILLIPS Frederick ?miner

RICHARDS Jack ?miner

RICHARDS William ?miner

RUTHERFORD Mrs ? boarding house keeper

SCHMIDT Edward ?grocer

SEEBER John ?miner

SILVA Robert ?butcher

SKEWES Vivian ?station master

SMITHURST Harry ?miner

SNELL James H. ?driver

STRACHAN John J. ?grocer

THOMSON Thomas ? miner

TOUGH James ?miner

WALSH Peter ? mine manager

WATSON Charles ?miner

WILLIAMS C.L. - store manager

WILLIAMS William ?miner

WRIGHT George M. ? mine owner

YOUNG John ?contractor

ZAPPA Peter ?miner

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on 2011-08-11 17:23:20

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by janilye on 2011-08-12 00:31:32

Well hello Bigboy! I'm a tad jealous ng. He didn't visit me.

by Lestatscat on 2017-05-22 13:33:35

Hi, I am a grand daughter of Charles Henry Dodds born Comet Vale. I have been looking for other people researching this family. I see this was posted 2011, I hope to hear back from you.

Davina Dodds

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