Borden, Western Australia

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Borden
Western Australia
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Borden is located in Western Australia
Borden
Borden
Location in Western Australia
Coordinates 34°04′26″S 118°15′40″E / 34.074°S 118.261°E / -34.074; 118.261Coordinates: 34°04′26″S 118°15′40″E / 34.074°S 118.261°E / -34.074; 118.261
Population 164 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1912
Postcode(s) 6338
Location
  • 325 km (202 mi) from Perth
  • 111 km (69 mi) from Albany
LGA(s) Shire of Gnowangerup
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Borden is a small town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. The town is located 325 kilometres (202 mi) south east of the state capital, Perth and 111 kilometres (69 mi) north of Albany, Western Australia on Chester Pass Road. At the 2006 census, Borden and the surrounding area had a population of 164.[1]

The town was established as a siding on the railway line between Gnowangerup and Ongerup and is named after Canadian Prime Minister Robert Laird Borden.[2] The railway opened for business on 6 January 1913 and closed on 13 October 1957.[3]

The local Agricultural Hall, constructed of Jarrah and cast iron, was opened in 1928 by the Minister of Lands, Mr. Michael H. Troy. Local members Mr. H. Stewart MLC and Mr. C. Wittenoom MLA were also present.[4]

The main industry in town is wheat farming with the town being a Cooperative Bulk Handling receival site.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Borden (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Albany Gateway - Borden". Retrieved 2008-06-30. [dead link]
  3. ^ The Ongerup Branch Milne, Rod Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, May, 2002 pp163-170
  4. ^ "Borden's New Hall.". Albany Advertiser (Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 17 July 1928. p. 1. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "CBH Receival Sites - Contact Details". 2010. Retrieved 2013-03-31.