Buntine, Western Australia

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Buntine
Western Australia
Buntine is located in Western Australia
Buntine
Buntine
Coordinates 29°59′10″S 116°34′08″E / 29.986°S 116.569°E / -29.986; 116.569Coordinates: 29°59′10″S 116°34′08″E / 29.986°S 116.569°E / -29.986; 116.569
Established 1916
Postcode(s) 6613
Elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Location 300 km (186 mi) NNE of Perth
LGA(s) Shire of Dalwallinu
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Buntine is a small town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 300 kilometres (186 mi) north of Perth, the state capital, along the Great Northern Highway within the Shire of Dalwallinu.

The name Buntine was first used in 1910 as the name of a nearby hill. In 1913, it was applied to a railway siding on the line between Wongan Hills and Mullewa, at the suggestion of District Surveyor J P Camm. The town of Buntine was gazetted in 1916.[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]

A local bulk wheat bin was opened in the town in December 1949 just in time for the harvesting season with 280 tons being received on the first day.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Country elevators". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Country News In Brief.". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 3 December 1949. p. 11. Retrieved 3 April 2013.