Momentous Years

1848 - Naming of Dundas Hills by JS Roe

1890 - Traces of alluvial gold found by Moir

1892 - Mawson and Kirkpatrick register "May Bell" Dundas

1894 - Dundas was main town in the area

1894 - Sinclair and Allsop register the "Norseman" lease and Ramsay, Talbot and Goodliffe register the "Mount Barker" lease. (Registered in Dundas)

1895 - "Princess Royal" was discovered

1896 - Norseman township proclaimed a municipality

1896 - Cobb & Co service to Coolgardie

1896 - "The Norseman Pioneer" newspaper was established

1897 - First offical school established (60 children)

1899 - No.1 Dam completed (limited water)

1901 - Township formed at Princess Royal

1906 - Cobb & Co service Coolgardie - Esperance

1909 - Railway reaches Norseman from Coolgardie

             

1913 - Telephone link-up with rest of WA

1926 - Butterfly Mining Co commenced operations

1929 - Railway from Norseman to Esperance

1932 - Phoenix Co takes over Mararoa Mine

1935 - Central Norseman Gold Corp established - CNGC

1936 - Water supply - Pipeline connection via Coolgardie

1937 - Electricity to township from CNGC Powerhouse

1953 - High School established

1954 - Swimming Pool Opened - Olympic length

1956 - Road to Coolgardie bituminised

1968 - Anaconda mining corporation at Redross

1971 - ABC TV transmits to Norseman

1974 - "The Dundas Miner" established

1975 - Primary School moved to new buildings at High School - NDHS

1981 - Commercial TV transmits to Norseman

1985 - "Norseman Today" established

1990 - Bronze statue of the horse "Norseman"

                                                 

1992 - Dundas centenary celebrated

1993 - Bullen Decline opened - CNGC

1994 - Norseman celebrated its centenary

1995 - Central Norseman Gold Corp established the "Harlequin Decline"

1995 - Commonwealth Bank closed

1995 - Resolute Samantha established the "Chalice" mine

1998 - Anglican Church celebrated its centenary

1999 - Norseman Telecentre opened - Internet service provider connected

2000 - District High School administration block burnt down

2001 - Norseman District High School new administration block & manual arts centre opened

2002 - Croesus Mining took over from WMC

2004 - 110th Birthday Celebration

2004 - Opening of the new Shire Administration & Community Centre

2006 - Norseman Tourist Bureau achived Federal Accreditation & No.1 Visitor Centre Accreditation with major upgrade to building & signage

2007 - Davos Ltd took over the mining operation from Croesus

2008 - Norseman Volunteer Fire Brigade centenary celebration

2011 - Bronze statue of the horse "Norseman" turns 21

2014- 120th Birthday Celebration

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