Bodallin, Western Australia

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Bodallin
Western Australia
Bodallin is located in Western Australia
Bodallin
Bodallin
Coordinates 31°22′16″S 118°51′04″E / 31.371°S 118.851°E / -31.371; 118.851Coordinates: 31°22′16″S 118°51′04″E / 31.371°S 118.851°E / -31.371; 118.851
Population 14 (?)[citation needed]
Established 1918
Postcode(s) 6424
Elevation 374 m (1,227 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Yilgarn
State electorate(s) Eyre
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Bodallin is a town located around half way between Merredin and Southern Cross in Western Australia.

The town takes its name from the railway siding of this name, established between 1894 and 1897. When gazetted in 1918 the town was spelt Boddalin. This was amended in 1947 to Bodallin.[1]

In 1932 the Wheat Pool of Western Australia announced that the town would have two grain elevators, each fitted with an engine, installed at the railway siding.[2]

It serves as a stop on the Prospector rural train service, and is a location of a crossing loop on the railway.

The main industry in town is wheat farming with the town being a Cooperative Bulk Handling receival site.[3]

See also[edit]

Eastern Goldfields Railway

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – B". Retrieved 8 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Country elevators". The West Australian (Perth: National Library of Australia). 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "CBH Receival Sites – Contact Details" (PDF). 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
Preceding station   Transwa Trains network   Following station
towards East Perth
Prospector
towards Kalgoorlie