Bolgart, Western Australia

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Bolgart
Western Australia
Bolgart CBH, Western Australia.jpg
Bolgart CBH grain bins
Bolgart is located in Western Australia
Bolgart
Bolgart
Coordinates 31°16′26″S 116°30′40″E / 31.274°S 116.511°E / -31.274; 116.511Coordinates: 31°16′26″S 116°30′40″E / 31.274°S 116.511°E / -31.274; 116.511
Population 485 (2006)[1]
Established 1909
Postcode(s) 6568
Elevation 241 m (791 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Victoria Plains
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Bolgart is a townsite north of Toodyay in Western Australia. It is in the Shire of Victoria Plains.

The town derives its name from a nearby spring. The spring was discovered and the name recorded by explorer George Fletcher Moore in 1836. The area was settled in the 1840s and one of the first settlers, J Scully, named his property Bolgart. The townsite was gazetted in 1909.[2]

The name of the town is Aboriginal in origin and means place of water.

The reserves Drummond Nature Reserve and Bewmalling Nature Reserve are west and south west of this locality. The main industry in town is wheat farming with the town being a Cooperative Bulk Handling receival site.[3]

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Bolgart (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2007-06-08. 
  3. ^ "CBH Receival Sites - Contact Details". 2010. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 

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