Westonia

 

316 kilometres east of Perth

 

ACCOMMODATION in Westonia.

Westonia is located just over four hours drive east of Perth and half an hour from Merredin. It is on the Wheatbelt Way drive trail. The Goldfields meets the Wheatbelt in the town.

Named after Alfred David Weston, a sandalwood cutter and part time prospector, the town owes its origin to gold mining.  Gold mining is still an important industry in the area, although the shire’s primary industry is now wheat and sheep farming. All its streets are named after minerals and the town has preserved a streetscape facade that reflects its Edwardian origins.

In 1915 Westonia had two mines in operation and by 1917 the town had a population in excess of 2000. The town’s population dropped significantly when the Edna May Gold Mine located one kilometre north of town, closed for the first time in 1922.  Since then the Edna May Gold Mine has been re-opened and mined by 3 different mining companies.  

WestoniaWestonia is nestled amongst 4,000 hectares of salmon gum, morrell and gimlet woodland interspersed with granite outcrops. The four kilometre Woodlands and Wildflower Trail through Westonia Common is well worth exploring.

Explore the massive granite outcrop of Elachbutting which includes a giant wave-shaped formation and 30metre rock tunnel you can walk through. Sandford Rock reserve is also located in the Westonia Shire.

For more information on Westonia www.westonia.wa.gov.au.

Edna May Gold Mine Operation

Ramelius acquired the Edna May Gold Mine on 1st October 2017 from Evolution Mining Ltd, as an operating open pit gold operation which was mined historically and by ACM Gold in the late 1980’s. The Stage 2 open pit operations were commenced by Catalpa Resources in 2010, which merged with Conquest in 2011 forming Evolution Mining.

The deposit has recorded production of over 1 million ounces, with over 500,000 ounces produced since 2011 under Evolution ownership. Annual production since 2011 has ranged from 66koz to 99koz.

Historic underground mining between 1911 and 1948 recorded production of 570 kt at a grade of 19.3 g/t. Up to 7 high-grade quartz ‘reefs’ were mined, reaching a depth of 250m.

For more information visit Ramelius Resources

Food

Carrabin Roadhouse
Great Eastern Highway, Westonia WA 6423
Phone: +61 8 9046 7162

Westonia Gallery Cafe
44 Wolfram Street,  Westonia 6423
Phone: +61 8 9046 7200
Moblie: 0400212662
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.westoniagallery.com.au
Opening Hours:  8am – 2pm Thursday to Sunday, other days by appointment

Westonia Community Co-op
Wolfram Street, Westonia WA 6423
Phone: +61 8 9046 7222
Opening Hours: Monday & Wednesday: 9am – 6:30pm, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday: 9am – 12pm

Westonia Tavern
Wolfram Street, Westonia WA 6423
Phone: +61 8 9046 7012

Lunch: Friday – Sunday: 12pm – 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday – Sunday: 6pm -9pm

Fuel

Carrabin Roadhouse
Great Eastern Highway, Westonia WA 6423
Phone: +61 8 9046 7162

Resource Centre

Westonia Community Resource Centre
33 Wolfram Street, Westonia WA 6423
Phone: +61 8 9046 7077
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.westonia.crc.net.au  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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