Bakers Hill, Western Australia

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Bakers Hill
Western Australia
Bakers Hill Pie Shop.jpg
Bakers Hill
Bakers Hill is located in Western Australia
Bakers Hill
Bakers Hill
Coordinates 31°45′04″S 116°27′18″E / 31.751°S 116.455°E / -31.751; 116.455Coordinates: 31°45′04″S 116°27′18″E / 31.751°S 116.455°E / -31.751; 116.455
Population 1,147 (2011)[1]
Established 1897
Postcode(s) 6562
Elevation 330 m (1,083 ft)
Location
  • 73 km (45 mi) ENE of Perth
  • 24 km (15 mi) SW of Northam
LGA(s) Shire of Northam
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Pearce
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.0 °C
73 °F
10.8 °C
51 °F
551.6 mm
21.7 in

Bakers Hill is a town 73 kilometres (45 mi) east of Perth, Western Australia on the Great Eastern Highway. The town is located within the Shire of Northam, between Wundowie and Clackline. At the 2011 census, Bakers Hill had a population of 1,147.[1]

History[edit]

The town was originally known as Mount Baker in 1897. In 1902 the name was changed to Baker's Hill to avoid confusion with the town of Mount Barker in the Great Southern area. The apostrophe was removed from the name in 1944.[2]

Railways[edit]

Bakers Hill was also a station and siding on the second route of the Eastern Railway between Midland Junction and Spencers Brook. This track was closed in 1966 when the route through the Avon Valley was opened.[citation needed]

Although the rail was removed in 1980, remnants of the old station platform are still visible.[3]

Climate[edit]

Bakers Hill has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and cool, rather wet winters.

Climate data for Bakers Hill
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 43.2
(109.8)
44.6
(112.3)
40.0
(104)
37.8
(100)
33.3
(91.9)
24.2
(75.6)
23.3
(73.9)
27.0
(80.6)
31.7
(89.1)
36.6
(97.9)
39.8
(103.6)
42.0
(107.6)
44.6
(112.3)
Average high °C (°F) 31.8
(89.2)
31.7
(89.1)
28.5
(83.3)
23.5
(74.3)
19.2
(66.6)
16.0
(60.8)
15.1
(59.2)
15.6
(60.1)
17.5
(63.5)
21.7
(71.1)
25.6
(78.1)
29.9
(85.8)
23.0
(73.4)
Average low °C (°F) 15.7
(60.3)
16.1
(61)
14.6
(58.3)
12.3
(54.1)
9.4
(48.9)
7.6
(45.7)
6.6
(43.9)
6.4
(43.5)
7.0
(44.6)
8.9
(48)
11.2
(52.2)
14.0
(57.2)
10.8
(51.4)
Record low °C (°F) 7.8
(46)
7.2
(45)
6.2
(43.2)
4.0
(39.2)
2.4
(36.3)
0.2
(32.4)
0.6
(33.1)
−2.9
(26.8)
0.2
(32.4)
0.5
(32.9)
1.7
(35.1)
5.5
(41.9)
−2.9
(26.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 16.0
(0.63)
13.0
(0.512)
17.4
(0.685)
30.6
(1.205)
71.1
(2.799)
110.4
(4.346)
113.7
(4.476)
86.3
(3.398)
64.0
(2.52)
33.9
(1.335)
20.8
(0.819)
10.2
(0.402)
581.3
(22.886)
Avg. precipitation days 2.1 2.4 2.9 6.0 10.2 14.2 14.9 13.7 11.6 6.9 4.4 2.3 91.6
Source: [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bakers Hill (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2007-06-08. 
  3. ^ Copley, Don (27 January 2005). "Stations, Sidings and Railway Locations Of Western Australia - Bakers Hill". Retrieved 2007-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Climate statistics for Bakers Hill". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 12 July 2014.