Belka, Western Australia

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Belka
Western Australia
Belka is located in Western Australia
Belka
Belka
Coordinates 31°43′48″S 118°10′01″E / 31.73°S 118.167°E / -31.73; 118.167Coordinates: 31°43′48″S 118°10′01″E / 31.73°S 118.167°E / -31.73; 118.167
Established 1914
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Bruce Rock
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Belka is a small town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia between the towns of Bruce Rock and Merredin.

The town originated as a station along the railway line for both passengers and heavy goods which was gazetted in 1914. The word is Aboriginal in origin and is thought to mean Ankle.[1] A town hall was built in 1915[2] and a dam was also completed in the same year.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2011-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Gelka". The Sunday Times (Perth: National Library of Australia). 21 November 1915. p. 5. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Belka via Merredin". Thw Western Mail (Perth: National Library of Australia). 3 September 1915. p. 19. Retrieved 5 March 2011.