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The gateway to Western Australia and the Nullarbor, Norseman is located in the Goldsfield-Esperance region and is the starting point of the Eyre Highway, being the last major town in Western Australia before you reach the South Australia border, some 720 km to the east.

The search for gold led to the discover of gold in 1892, near Dundas, which saw the ‘Dundas Field’ being proclaimed in August 1893. Then in July 1894, a prospector Laurie Sinclair on his horse ‘Hardy Norseman’ stopped off to visit his brother whilst on his way to Esperance. He tethered his horse overnight and in the morning was amazed to discover his horse had pawed up a piece of gold bearing quartz, which had come from a rich gold reef, which Sinclair named after his horse.
 

Today, that Norseman Gold Mine is Australia’s longest continuously running gold mining operation, having produced over 5.5 million ounces of gold over a period of more than 65 years.

Source: Shire of Dundas - Norseman - History Norseman Gold Plc

Check out our listing of Norseman accommodation and Goldfields-Esperance accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Norseman Visitor Centre
Welcome Park
68 Roberts Street
NORSEMAN WA 6443
Ph: 08 9039 1071
Fax: 08 9039 1488
Email
Web: www.norseman.info

 

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