Ardath, Western Australia

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Ardath
Western Australia
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A grain train enters Ardath station limits, 2013.
Ardath is located in Western Australia
Ardath
Ardath
Coordinates 32°01′52″S 118°05′38″E / 32.03111°S 118.09389°E / -32.03111; 118.09389Coordinates: 32°01′52″S 118°05′38″E / 32.03111°S 118.09389°E / -32.03111; 118.09389
Population 25 (2014)[1]
Established 1914
Postcode(s) 6419
Elevation 219 m (719 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Bruce Rock
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Ardath is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of the town of Bruce Rock.

It was built to serve the Corrigin to Bruce Rock railway, and originally named Kerkenin in April 1914. However, confusion with Kukerin saw its name changed to Ardath, after the name of a prophet in the apocryphal 2 Esdras.[2]

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

In 1932 the Wheat Pool of Western Australia announced that the town would have two grain elevators, each fitted with an engine, installed at the railway siding.[4]

A bulk wheat bin was built in the town in and opened in December 1940. The total delivery for the first season was 203, 648 bushels with 242 tons being received on a single day.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ardath". WAnowandthen. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 25 March 2007. 
  3. ^ "CBH receival sites". 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Country elevators". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Seasonal conditions". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 16 January 1940. p. 5. Retrieved 3 April 2013.