Meekatharra


About Meekatharra

Meekatharra is a townsite in the Murchison goldfields, 765 kilometres north northeast of Perth. The townsite is 35 kilometres north northeast of Nannine where the first goldrush on the Murchison Goldfield occurred in 1890. It was not until late 1895, when three prospectors, Meehan, Porter and Soych, pegged a claim at "Meekatharra" that the place came to the attention of the mining world. Their claim was near Meekatharra Spring, the Aboriginal name of a watering point that had appeared on maps since 1885, and it is from this spring that the townsite's name is derived. It is believed that the name means, "place of little water".

By 1900 there had been sufficient growth at Meekatharra for the Meekatharra Progress Committee to write to the government requesting a townsite be declared. A surveyor inspected the site and felt it premature, but within a year the situation had changed, and lots were surveyed and land reserved for a townsite. The formal gazettal of the townsite took place in December 1903. A railway station was opened here in 1910, and it contained a large junction station, loco depot and trainsmen's barracks. A stationmaster was there until 1978 when the line was closed.


Meekatharra quick stats

  • Postcode

    6642

  • Population

    708

  • Local government

    Meekatharra

28.6%
Sales growth
$90K
* Median sales price
N/A
Rental growth
N/A
* Median rental price

Nearby suburb growth

-46.5%

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Suburb prices

Median price data last updated 20 April 2024 containing transactions for the 12 month period ending March 2024 Sales data is annual up to the latest completed month. Rental data is year-on-year 3-month rolling up to the latest completed month. Data in this graph is revised as more transactions are settled.
Source: Landgate/REIWA

Buy

$90,000

  • 3BR

    $90K

  • 4BR

    $103K

Median price data last updated 20 April 2024 containing transactions for the 12 month period ending March 2024 Sales data is annual up to the latest completed month. Rental data is year-on-year 3-month rolling up to the latest completed month. Data in this graph is revised as more transactions are settled.
Source: Landgate/REIWA


Upper and lower quartiles

Upper quartile

$115K

Median

$90K

Lower quartile

$83K

Time on market

House

Days

336

Meekatharra
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Schools

0.5km
54.8km
Karalundi College
  • Secondary
  • Non-government
108.3km
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