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Meekatharra, Western Australia
Meekatharra is a former Western Australian gold town. It is also a major supply centre for the pastoral and mining in the East Murchison region.
It is located 764 km north east of Perth and may be reached by the Great Northern Highway. It is centre for sheep and cattle transshipment, initially by rail but now by road trains. A huge 2181 metre runway was built by the Americans during the World War II. It serves as an important ETOPS diversion airport for inbound transcontinental flights to Australia. It is also regional home to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air.
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