Badjaling, Western Australia

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Badjaling
Western Australia
Badjaling is located in Western Australia
Badjaling
Badjaling
Coordinates 31°59′49″S 117°29′56″E / 31.997°S 117.499°E / -31.997; 117.499Coordinates: 31°59′49″S 117°29′56″E / 31.997°S 117.499°E / -31.997; 117.499
Established 1914
Postcode(s) 6383
Elevation 230 m (755 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Quairading
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Badjaling is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia located close to the Salt River.

The townsite was originally declared as Yuruga in 1914 but the name was changed to Badjaling later the same year. The word Badjalling is the Aboriginal name for the nearby soak and springs. The meaning of the word badjal is a term for the feathers being discarded as a bird is plucked.[1]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 1 October 2008. 
  2. ^ "Country elevators". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 

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