Needs cleaning out but otherwise in good condition.
Kalgoorlie (regional headquarters)
32 Brookman Street KALGOORLIE
PO Box 10173 KALGOORLIE 6433
Phone (08) 9080 5555 Fax (08) 9021 7831
Gnarlbine Soak was a very important water source for aboriginal people. The first European to discover the soak was explorer Henry Lefroy in 1863. C.C. Hunt visited it in August 1864 and developed the soak into a well in 1865:
19 July 1865 halt at Gnarlbine, … having a well to make here, the bullocks must suffer for a day or two as it is absolutely necessary to have a well sunk here, the distance from Camp 21 to Camp 23 being upwards of forty miles …
20 July 1865. Party engaged sinking well, ….
21 July 1865. Party engaged stoning up the well, … P.M. completed the well and removed the party about 18 miles to the westward …