Aldersyde, Western Australia

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Aldersyde
Western Australia
Aldersyde is located in Western Australia
Aldersyde
Aldersyde
Coordinates 32°22′26″S 117°16′41″E / 32.374°S 117.278°E / -32.374; 117.278Coordinates: 32°22′26″S 117°16′41″E / 32.374°S 117.278°E / -32.374; 117.278
Population 148 (2006)[1]
Established 1915
Postcode(s) 6306
Elevation 238 m (781 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Brookton
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Aldersyde is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 32 kilometres (20 mi) east of the town of Brookton.

History[edit]

Land for a proposed townsite at the 18½ mile peg on the Brookton-Kunjin Railway (Kunjin being near Corrigin) was resumed from four properties in 1913. One of the properties, owned by Mr Frederick Pyke was named "Aldersyde", and this name was suggested as the name of the town by the local progress association in 1914. Nuralgin and Markegin were other names considered, and Aldersyde was gazetted in 1915.[2]

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Aldersyde (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2007-03-25. 
  3. ^ "CBH receival sites". 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-17.