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Norseman Statue
Norseman Statue
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Statue commemorates a horse called "Norseman" who allegedly kicked a gold nugget which started the gold rush to the district and after whom the town is named.

In 1894 when prospector Laurie Sinclair stopped off to visit his brother on his way to Esperance, he tethered his horse "Hardy Norseman" overnight and in the morning was amazed to discover that it had pawed up a gold nugget. A rich gold reef was discovered on the already proclaimed Dundas Field and thousands flocked to make their fortune.

Location

Address:Roberts & Ramsey Streets, Norseman , 6443
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.197222
Long: 121.780833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Source: MA
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