Kookynie (Western Australia) This small town has declined from 1,500 to fewer than 10 people, but the 1894 vintage Grand Hotel survives, with its big verandahs and spacious rooms. The town is surrounded by old mine workings and tail dumpings. Of special interest is the Kookynie Museum, open daily, with its collection of photographs, memorabilia and antique bottles that tell the story of the town.  																						 Location: 70km north east of Menzies in WA's Murchison Goldfields.

Kookynie (Western Australia) This small town has declined from 1,500 to fewer than 10 people, but the 1894 vintage Grand Hotel survives, with its big verandahs and spacious rooms. The town is surrounded by old mine workings and tail dumpings. Of special interest is the Kookynie Museum, open daily, with its collection of photographs, memorabilia and antique bottles that tell the story of the town. Location: 70km north east of Menzies in WA's Murchison Goldfields.

Menzies Roadhouse in the Northern Goldfields of Western Australia

Menzies Roadhouse in the Northern Goldfields of Western Australia

The little town of  Menzies is about an hour's drive from Kalgoorlie. Here is the Council Offices that waited a 100 years to have a clock in the clock tower. Check out Jill Harrison's blog for some history and more of her photos. There is lots of history surrounding the goldfields area.

The little town of Menzies is about an hour's drive from Kalgoorlie. Here is the Council Offices that waited a 100 years to have a clock in the clock tower. Check out Jill Harrison's blog for some history and more of her photos. There is lots of history surrounding the goldfields area.

Niagara Dam in the Goldfields Western Australia

Niagara Dam in the Goldfields Western Australia

Kookynie, Western Australia

Kookynie, Western Australia

Lake Ballard, near Menzies, Western Australia Goldfields. Very isolated location in the Aussie Outback. "Inside Australia" sculptures by Antony Gormley.

Lake Ballard, near Menzies, Western Australia Goldfields. Very isolated location in the Aussie Outback. "Inside Australia" sculptures by Antony Gormley.

Niagara Dam camping area

Niagara Dam camping area

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