Bullfinch, Western Australia

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Bullfinch
Western Australia
Bullfinch is located in Western Australia
Bullfinch
Bullfinch
Coordinates 30°59′S 119°07′E / 30.983°S 119.117°E / -30.983; 119.117Coordinates: 30°59′S 119°07′E / 30.983°S 119.117°E / -30.983; 119.117
Population 40 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1910
Postcode(s) 6484
Elevation 359 m (1,178 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Yilgarn
State electorate(s) Eyre
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Bullfinch is a small town in the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

The town is based around the gold mining industry and was originally gazetted in 1910.

Gold was first discovered in the area in 1909 and the name "Bullfinch" was the name of one of the original leases issued. The Bullfinch mine closed in 1921, but other mines opened during a boom following World War II.[2]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Bullfinch(State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 October 2008. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 4 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "Country elevators". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013.