Chittering, Western Australia

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Chittering
Western Australia
Chittering is located in Western Australia
Chittering
Chittering
Coordinates 31°27′S 116°06′E / 31.45°S 116.1°E / -31.45; 116.1Coordinates: 31°27′S 116°06′E / 31.45°S 116.1°E / -31.45; 116.1
Population 385 (2006 Census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6084
Elevation 135 m (443 ft)
Location
  • 70 km (43 mi) NNE of Perth
  • 23 km (14 mi) SE of Gingin
LGA(s) Shire of Chittering
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Pearce

Chittering is a town and rural district approximately 70 km NNE of Perth, Western Australia. It is located along the Brockman River within the Shire of Chittering. It lies between the towns of Gingin and Toodyay, in the Wheatbelt region.

The area was first explored by George Fletcher Moore in 1836 and has been known by that name since Moore recorded it on his maps. The name is Aboriginal in origin and is thought to mean place of the Willie Wagtails.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Chittering (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2011-04-21. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2011-04-21.