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Varley

Pack a picnic and travel a scenic landscape to the town of Varley. 

Get a great view of the surrounding farmland - pale gold in the summer and vivid green in the spring - from the top of Dempster Rock, just west of the town.

Varley was established in 1939 and now has a population of approximately 200 living within the town and district. The town has a comprehensive museum (Seward Avenue) with fine displays of memorabilia and historic town records. Locals and visitors can play lawn bowls, netball and tennis at the Recreation Centre or chase the white ball around the 18-hole golf course. The well-equipped Medical Centre has regular visits from the Royal Flying Doctor Service from Kalgoorlie, establishing a lifeline for the more isolated communities. Travel from Varley to Hatters Hill or to the historic Rabbit Proof Fence that skirts the eastern end of the shire. Gold was discovered at Hatters Hill in the early part of the twentieth century. The small settlement (1930-1944) is now uninhabited and an interesting spot for fossickers. Profitable quantities of gold were also mined and processed at Griffin's Find near Lake Grace before its closure in the late 1980's.

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