Photographer's Note

Goongarrie is another abandoned gold mining town in the WA goldfields. It was originally called 90 Mile - the distance north from Coolgardie. Gold was discovered in 1893. The town with 3 mines boomed briefly but by 1903 the population was down to 66. (Thanks Wikidepia).
Later the town was used as the base for a sheep station but that faded out as well and it is now part of Goongarrie National Park.
There are still 3 buildings there, including this corrugated iron shearers cottage standing on the red dirt. For a look at the old kitchen stove go to the workshop. For those not familiar with them that metal tank on the left hand side of the cottage is a water tank for collecting water off the roof when and if it rains.

Best in the large view.

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