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Fremantle: 1889

9 April. Telegraph line to Broome and Derby opened.

1 June. The Great Southern Railway, which was built by Anthony Hordern under a land grant concession, opened for traffic.

Reports of gold indications from the Yilgarn district create considerable interest, and prospecting parties led by Captain Hughes and John Tuckey organised and despatched to Golden Valley.

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