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Mount Warramboo


Shire of Mount Magnet

Place Number

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Hill 50 Rd Mt Magnet

Location Details

3km northwest of Mt Magnet off Hill 50 Road

Local Government

Mt Magnet



Construction Date

Constructed from 1897

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 16 Aug 1996 Category 5

Category 5

Historic Site without built features; recognise, for example with a plaque, place name, or reflection in urban or architectural design.

Statement of Significance

Mount Warramboo has high historic significance for its association with early explorers in, and the discovery of, the district. The hill is an important landmark for the town and surrounds.

Physical Description

Located immediately north-west of the townsite, Mount Warramboo has good views of the surrounding mine operations and countryside.


In 1854 the explorer Robert Austin named the hill West Mt Magnet, having named a smaller hill about 64 km to the east several days before, East Mt Magnet. Their names were prompted by the magnetic forces in the rocks on the mounts. In 1886 H.S. King renamed West Mt Magnet as Warramboo, which was the name by which it was known by the local Aborigines. However, the hill continued to be known by both names and it was in 1972 that the Surveyor General decided that Warramboo was to be the official name. [Mt Magnet Drive Trail]


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Mt Magnet Drive Trail Shire of Mt Magnet

Place Type

Geological monument


Epoch General Specific
Original Use OTHER Other
Present Use OTHER Other

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

28 May 1997

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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