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Mountain Quarry

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Boya was crucial as a site of quarries. The Mountain Quarry and the Government Quarry were both important blue stone quarries in their time. The harbour and moles at Fremantle were built using stone from the Government quarry. The Government Quarry (on the south eastern part of the locality) was variously named during its time of operation: Mr O'Connor's quarry, the Fremantle Harbour Works Darlington Quarry, the Public Works Quarry, the Government Quarry, and it is currently known as Hudman Road Quarry. Being at the edge of the Greenmount National Park and the Hudman Road Quarry, the locality has been subject to serious threatening bushfires from these locations in recent years. In the history of the early Eastern Railway - which passed through Boya, Boya was the location of 'Cape Horn' a notorious curve at the 22 miles mark, where runaway trains derailed a number of times. The community has a rich architectural variety of houses due to the challenge of steep and rocky blocks. - Wikipedia "Boya" 

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