By 1877 the district was producing some 4,000 tons of lead and copper
annually, with the minerals being transported by wagon to Port Gregory. This was
unsatisfactory, and in 1879 after considerable local pressure, a railway was
completed from Geraldton to Northampton. This was the first government built
railway in Western Australia, and continued to run until it was closed in 1957.
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