THE THIRSTY GOLDFIELDS: The Oroya Palace Hotel at Sandstone in 1912. The proprietor, John McManaway, was an old Murchison identity. He is shown in the photograph standing on the curbing.– Western Mail (Perth WA) Thursday 17 June 1937
* The hotel was named after the nearby Oroya goldmine. Oroya is a genus of cacti originating from Peru. The name comes from the Peruvian town of la Oroya where the first plants were discovered. Sandstone is a small town in the mid west region of Western Australia 157km east of Mount Magnet and 661km north of Perth. At the 2016 census, Sandstone and the surrounding Shire of Sandstone had a population of 89 people, including 19 families (Wikipedia).
For a history of the Oroya Palace Hotel and its most famous publican, visit: Publican to the miners: ‘Bold Mac’, of the Murchison Ranges goldfields
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