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The township of Leonora lies 230km north of Kalgoorlie and supports a population of 1500 people. The town consists of some 350 houses, 100 industrial sites, 3 mining type accommodation camps, a shady caravan park, two hotels with a-la-carte dining and one motel. Shopping facilities include a supermarket, butchers, pharmacy, op shop, newsagent/liquor/hardware and general store, post office, two roadhouses/service stations (including restaurants), nursery/garden centre, furniture/nicknacks store, cafe, accountant and TAB.
A well equipped purpose built modern recreation centre is situated in the CBD and caters for health and fitness requirements, all sporting pursuits and includes two airconditioned squash courts, a gymnasium and an indoor basketball court which doubles for such sports as indoor cricket, volleyball and badminton along with a purpose built modern Aquatic Centre including a 25 m lap pool and associated "fun" pools. The centre also has outdoor tennis and netball courts and a grassed oval and changeroom facility. A 9-hole golf course and clubhouse provides a challenge to all golfers.
A clay target shooting club which holds an annual 'Golden Nugget' shoot. The Race Club attracts large crowds to the dirt track situated 4kms from the town. The club conducts three race meetings each year culminating in the Leonora Cup meeting conducted in September of each year. This event includes some pacing events.
Leonora hosts the famous "Golden Gift" athletic carnival on the long weekend in early June of each year. Click here for full details on the gift and all its attractions.
The town has a resident doctor, modern hospital and is serviced by a volunteer St Johns Ambulance service. Modern schooling is available in Leonora from pre-school right through to Junior High School.
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