Lake Johnston

Lake Johnston is 180 km east of Hyden and 95 km west of Norseman.

Explorer extraordinaire F.H. Hann originally (10 September 1901) referred to this and other nearby lakes as ‘the many lakes The Johnson Lakes after the Surveyor General’.

Hann was referring to H. F. Johnston, the then Surveyor General of Western Australia. It was renamed Lake Johnston to retain the then current 4 mile map sheet name.

Reference:
Donaldson, M. and Elliot, I.A., Do Not Yield to Despair, 1998, Hesperian Press, Carlisle, p98.
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