Benjaberring, Western Australia

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Benjaberring
Western Australia
Benjaberring is located in Western Australia
Benjaberring
Benjaberring
Coordinates 31°09′S 117°17′E / 31.150°S 117.283°E / -31.150; 117.283Coordinates: 31°09′S 117°17′E / 31.150°S 117.283°E / -31.150; 117.283
Population 146 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1910
Postcode(s) 6463
Elevation 355 m (1,165 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Wyalkatchem
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack

Benjaberring is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. The name of the town originates from the Aboriginal name of a nearby water source. The name of the area first appears on charts in 1846, and the town site was first declared as Benjabbering in 1910 but the spelling was changed to Benjaberring in 1911 to more accurately reflect the correct pronunciation.[2]

In 1932 it was the location of a railway siding and was one of five bulk grain receival locations that was the beginning of the Cooperative Bulk Handling organisation now, the CBH Group.

References[edit]

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