There are towns that are either currently or historically built on mining industries of different type that are located in Western Australia. Karattha is a town that is developed in 1960 to accomodate the processing and explorations workforce of Hamersley, is located adjoining the port of Dampier in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The town was named after the cattle station from which the land was reclaimed for development.
The word karratha in local language refers to a good country or soft earth. The Leinster town is located in northern goldfields of Western Australia. The town extends 968 kilometers (601 mi) northeast of the state capital in the shire of Leonora Local Government Area and is located 4 km east of the Goldfields Highway.
Leinster had a population of 1098 in 2001. Port Hedland is situated in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and is the highest tonnage port with a population of approximately 15,000. The karriyarras who were the original inhabitans call the place Marapikurrinya due to the formation of tidal creeks coming from the natural harbour. The Agnew and Lawlers are the two nearby historic towns and you can also visit the rock formations in the east of the town. The town extends 370 km north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia’s northern goldfields. It is also known as the ‘home of the wedge tailed eagle’. Leinster includes large sheep stations and provides a good look at the pastoral area and is famous for its nickel mining,which was initially a goldminign town.
Captain Peter Hedland was the first European to inspect the harbour for developing the export port. Newman is a town in the Pilbara region that extends about 1186 km north of Perth and 9 km north of the Tropic of Capricorn. The town can also be reached by Great Northern Highway Modern mining town comprises of suburban style homes providing a contrast to reddish arid desert. In 1960, mt Newman Mining company discovered rich iron ore deposits on Mt Whaleback, built Newman, which was initially marginal cattle country.
In 1970, a resource boom was preceded in Western Australia. Sandstone,located in the Mid West region, is a small town of Western Australia. The town extends 157 km east of the Mount magnet and 661 km north of the capital. According to the 2006 census, Sandstone had a population of 119. In 1890s the town came into existence because of gold rush and at present is referred to as virtual ghost town.