Bejoording, Western Australia

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Bejoording
Western Australia
Bejoording is located in Western Australia
Bejoording
Bejoording
Coordinates 31°22′55″S 116°30′36″E / 31.382°S 116.51°E / -31.382; 116.51Coordinates: 31°22′55″S 116°30′36″E / 31.382°S 116.51°E / -31.382; 116.51
Population 168 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1899
Postcode(s) 6566
Elevation 223 m (732 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Toodyay
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Division of Pearce

Bejoording is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

The first European to visit the area was George Fletcher Moore, who explored the area in 1836. Moore recorded the Aboriginal name of the area as Bejoording.

The land was earmarked to be developed as a townsite in 1839 and left vacant for that purpose. In 1856 the first lots were sold and the townsite was gazetted in 1899.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Bejoording (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-09-30. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2008-09-30.