Mount Goldsworthy mining associates began exploration in the area in 1962, By 1964 the West Australian Government had granted approval for iron ore mining to commence.
In 1966 Iron ore was being railed to to the Port Hedland port for shipping overseas, Goldsworthy was in fact the start of iron ore mining in Western Australia, The town was closed and demolished in 1994.
2005 GOLDSWORTHY TOWN SITE LOCATION
All of the town centres streets are still visible from the air in 2005
1962 > 2012 GOLDSWORTHY MINE NOW & THEN
Like many other dirt motorcycle and car tracks built in the North West of West Australia, if it wasn't for the mining companies support in the loan of equipment most of these venues would never of been built.
This very rough speedway track was built using Goldsworthy Mining's equipment, Organised by Alex Patrick, Keith McKenzie and Baz Ford, It was only used for a short time, The track never really took off and was eventually abandoned.
Baz Ford recalls: I cant remember any official meeting being held at the track, it was more of a muck around project for some of the locals, Because of Alex Patrick's involvement we erected a sign there "Patrick's Folley", It was definitely all over by when I left Goldsworthy in 1983.
Bill Criss recalls: I still have a clear vision of being taken out to the speedway by Ian Stobie in his red and white HR or HD Holden, Ray Cook was in the back, Ian was displaying his skills behind the wheel when I saw a wheel go hurlinf off in front of the car, I thought wow look at that, but then it dawned on me that it had come off the car we were in, he just kept going.