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Namelcatchem Reserve

Namelcatchem WellNamelcatchem is a 600acre CALM Class A1 Reserve, 17km east of Dowerin. This reserve is abundant with pink, white and yellow everlastings from August to October. Several species of orchids are found here, as well as hakea, grevillea and verticordia species.

Namelcatchem Well is located approximately 100m within the reserve, which was built sometime before 1865, which makes it the earliest European built structure in the area. It was initially used to provide water to miners travelling to the Goldfields, and later used for water for horse teams transporting wheat to Minnivale.