Wiluna, Western Australia
Wiluna is a town in the Mid West region of Western Australia. It is located 947 kilometers from Perth and 182 kilometers from Meekatharra away. The city is located in an area with large ore deposits, the Norseman - Wiluna greenstone belt, including gold and uranium. The access road to Wiluna via dirt roads, the Canning Stock Route and Gunbarrel Highway through.
The place has significance for the local Aboriginal people, for the local dairy industry and the mines. The miners who work in the area of Wiluna be flown to the 14 -day shift work with aircraft.
The name of the place was derived from Weeloona, meaning windy place in the Aboriginal language.
1896 gold was discovered in the Wiluna area, and within a few months were more than 300 prospectors there. The town of Wiluna was appointed in 1898. In the 1930s, it had 9,000 inhabitants. as however began the Second World War, many mines were closed. By 1963, the population fell to below 100 The mining of gold was resumed after 1981.
Wiluna is on the edge of the Western Desert. There are numerous Aboriginal people live in their traditional lands. Their number in Wiluna varies depending on the season, because some of them live nomadic. As a result of British colonization an Aboriginal mission station with the help of the government established by the Church, as in a Maralinga nuclear test site was built and the local Aboriginesstämme were driven from the area in the 1950s in Wiluna.
In October 1960, the Millbillillie meteorite went down seven miles of Wiluna.
The village has a pub, a commercial transaction, a caravan park, a sports center, a school and a clinic. About three kilometers south of Wiluna is the Wiluna Gold Mine.
In the Wiluna area is located within a radius of 100 kilometers, the Lake Maitland uranium deposit, which will in 2012 start production in the Centipede - Lake Way uranium deposit of uranium mining in 2014 to begin, of the Yeelirrie - uranium deposit BHP Billiton in August 2014.