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Kathleen or Kathleen Valley Cemetery

Location: Shire - Leonora
Coordinates
Direction - Along the Goldfields Highway, about 50 ks north of Leinster

History
Before gold was discovered there was an established grazing property in the area named Kathleen Valley and had been there for some years before gold was discovered.


Cemetery
Number of known graves - 7


First Burial

May 6 1903, William Nelson a carpenter died in a fire in a bough shed , aged 40M


Last burial

May 4 1925 George Burnett, a carpenter aged 65


 

Age at death (Years)

 

0 – 1 year

 -

20 – 29 years

 3

60 – 69 years

 1

2 – 5 years

 -

30 – 39 years

 - 

70 – 79 years

 1

6 – 9 years

 - 

40 – 49 years

 2

80+ years

 -

10 – 19 years

 -

50 – 59 years

 -    
Occupation

Carpenter

 1

Hotelier

 1

Miner

 3

Mine owner

 1

Cause of death

Accident

 1

Mining Accident

 3

Enteric Fever

 1

 Unknown  3 
Town
Discovery

Gold was discovered in the area in 1897 and a town site was gazetted in 1900. Though the locals referred to the town as Kathleen Valley because gold had been found in a nearby valley the naming officer dropped the Valley part of the name


Early History

In 1901 there was a shop and a butchers and by 1902 two hotels the Yellow Aster (photo below and named after the main gold mine) and the Kathleen Valley. In later years copper was discovered and both it and gold were mind.


Interesting Information

February 13, 2020. Liontown Resources (ASX: LTR) has unveiled an updated resource for its Kathleen Valley lithium project in Western Australia, with the new resource representing an 86% increase on the previous estimate. The new resource for Kathleen Valley now totals 139 million tonnes at 1.3% lithium and 140 parts per million tantalum. This is expected to generate 1.8Mt of lithium or 4.5Mt of lithium carbonate equivalent and 43 million pounds of tantalum.


Source Information

Wikepedia
Outback Family History
State Library of WA B3787002
Outback Crossing

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