Geraldton - Encyclopedia

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GERALDTON, a town in the district of Victoria,West Australia, on Champion Bay, 306 m. by rail N.W. of Perth. Pop. (1901) 2 593. It is the seat of a Roman Catholic bishop, an important seaport carrying on a considerable trade with the surrounding gold-fields and agricultural districts, the centre of a considerable railway system and an increasingly popular seaside resort. The harbour is safe and extensive, having a pier affording accommodation for large steamers. The chief exports are gold, copper, lead, wool and sandalwood.

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