Towns in Australia

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Nannine WA


Postcode: 6640

Nannine is a ghost town in the Mid West region of Western Australia. It is located at 26°53’S, 118°20’E, approximately 612 kilometres north east of Perth, and 36 kilometres south south west of Meekatharra.

Nannine was formerly a gold mining town. John Connolly discovered gold at the site in 1890, prompting a gold rush to the area. A town was proclaimed in September 1891 and gazetted in 1893. By 1894 the town was large enough to be given its own electoral district, and in 1896 construction of a Northern Railway between Nannine and Cue, Western Australia was begun. The continuation of the line to Meekatharra was begun in 1909.