Condingup

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Condingup
Western Australia
Condingup is located in Western Australia
Condingup
Condingup
Coordinates 33°46′S 122°32′E / 33.76°S 122.53°E / -33.76; 122.53Coordinates: 33°46′S 122°32′E / 33.76°S 122.53°E / -33.76; 122.53
Population 429 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1963
Postcode(s) 6450
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Esperance
State electorate(s) Eyre
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Condingup is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia. The town is in the Shire of Esperance local government area, 782 kilometres (486 mi) south east of the state capital, Perth. At the 2006 census, Condingup and the surrounding region had a population of 429.[1]

Condingup was declared a townsite on 3 May 1963.[2] The name is thought to be derived from the Aboriginal word Kunjinup, a local wildflower. Local industry includes cattle, sheep and grain production.[3]

From the 1950s to the 1970s a range of celebrities owned property in the area including Art Linkletter, Anne Baxter and Rhonda Fleming. Linkletter helped the town establish its first school, school bus and shop.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Condingup (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "New Townsite — Condingup (per 484/60)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 3 May 1963. p. 1963:1182. 
  3. ^ "Condingup Welcomes You". Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Vandenberghe, Haidee (22 February 2008). "Celebrity flocked to Condingup". Esperance Express. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 

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