Southern Cross

  • Southern Cross is located on the Great Eastern Highway, three hours drive west of Kalgoorlie. It is the centre for the Yilgarn Shire (Yilgarn is the Aboriginal word for white stone or quartz). The area includes Bullfinch, Marvel Loch, Moorine Rock, Bodollin and Koolyanobbing. Southern Cross is situated in a prosperous, well established farming area including some of the largest farms in the state. The history that surrounds the district complements the beauty and adventure of the Shire of Yilgarn. Gold was discovered in Southern Cross in 1888 by Tom Risely and Mick Toomey. They named the place after the

  • Yilgarn History Museum
    Yilgarn History Museum

    Visit the Yilgarn History Museum in Southern Cross and view the extensive collection of artefacts,

  • Golden Valley
    Golden Valley

    If you are looking to strike it rich prospecting for gold or you are interested

  • Mount Palmer
    Mount Palmer

    The derelict mining town of Mount Palmer near Southern Cross offers an intriguing look at

  • Old Southern Cross Cemetery
    Old Southern Cross Cemetery

    A visit to the Old Southern Cross Cemetery provides an opportunity to learn all about

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