Carrabin, Western Australia

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Carrabin
Western Australia
Carrabin is located in Western Australia
Carrabin
Carrabin
Coordinates 31°23′00″S 118°41′00″E / 31.38333°S 118.68333°E / -31.38333; 118.68333Coordinates: 31°23′00″S 118°41′00″E / 31.38333°S 118.68333°E / -31.38333; 118.68333
Established 1912
Postcode(s) 6423
Elevation 359 m (1,178 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Westonia
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Carrabin is a small town located about 43 kilometres (27 mi) east-north-east of Merredin, on the railway line between Merredin and Southern Cross in Western Australia.[1]

The town was gazetted in 1912, and took its name from the already existing railway siding located adjacent to the townsite. It is an Aboriginal name of unknown meaning.[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]

It also is the site of an agricultural research station [4][5]

It serves as a stop on the Prospector rural train service.

The Carrabin Roadhouse is a motel-petrol station and its location is exactly half way between Perth and Kalgoorlie.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carrabin Station". 10 December 2005. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 8 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "Country elevators". The West Australian (Perth: National Library of Australia). 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Western Australia; Scholz, G; Smolinski, H (1987), The soils of South Carrabin Research Station light land annex, Dept. of Agriculture, Division of Resource Management, retrieved 10 March 2012 
  5. ^ Bolland, M. D. A. (Michael David Anthony); Porter, W. M; Western Australia. Division of Plant Industries (1991), The responses of different plant species to superphosphate applications on uniform yellow sandplain soil at South Carrabin, Western Australia, Division of Plant Industries, Western Australian Dept. of Agriculture, ISBN 978-0-646-08522-7 
Preceding station   Transwa Trains network   Following station
towards East Perth
Prospector
towards Kalgoorlie