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Memorial in the shape of a cross embedded in a cairn of stones erected in memory of the pioneers who blazed the track between 1892 and 1894.

The town was founded in 1892, when gold was discovered in the area. Australia had seen several major gold rushes over the previous three decades, mostly centred on the east coast, but these had mostly been exhausted by the 1890s. With the discovery of a new goldfield, an entire new gold rush began, with thousands flocking to the area. By 1898, Coolgardie was the third largest town in the colony, with an estimated population of over 5000. At its peak, 700 mining companies based in Coolgardie were registered with the London Stock Exchange.

Location

Address:Forrest Street, Coolgardie Pioneer Cemetery , Coolgardie, 6429
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.950019
Long: 121.154697
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Front Inscription
        ERECTED
             TO
THE MEMORY OF THE EARLY
PIONEERS, 1892-94
THE MEN WHO BLAZED THE TRACK
Source: MA
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