Balkuling, Western Australia

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Balkuling
Western Australia
Balkuling is located in Western Australia
Balkuling
Balkuling
Coordinates 31°59′S 117°07′E / 31.983°S 117.117°E / -31.983; 117.117Coordinates: 31°59′S 117°07′E / 31.983°S 117.117°E / -31.983; 117.117
Established 1920
Postcode(s) 6383
Elevation 284 m (932 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Quairading
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) O’Connor

Balkuling is an abandoned town 192 km east of Perth, Western Australia along the Quairading –York Road situated in the Wheatbelt Region of Western Australia.

The townsite of Balkuling was gazetted in 1920.[1] The town originated as a siding on the Greenhills-Quairading railway line which was established in 1907. The name of the town is Aboriginal in origin and is thought to mean walking and is also the name of the locale.

Balkuling was once a thriving wheatbelt town with many houses, shops and garages. A school was opened in the town hall in 1922 and continued until 1947 apart from a couple of closures due to lack of students. A new school was brought in from Bellakabella in 1947.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  2. ^ "York and surrounding districts - Ghost towns tour". 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-05.