Congelin, Western Australia

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Congelin
Western Australia
Congelin is located in Western Australia
Congelin
Congelin
Coordinates 32°51′S 116°53′E / 32.85°S 116.89°E / -32.85; 116.89Coordinates: 32°51′S 116°53′E / 32.85°S 116.89°E / -32.85; 116.89
Established 1913
Postcode(s) 6391
Elevation 278 m (912 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Williams
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Congelin is a locality in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, north of Williams. It is located within the Shire of Williams.

History[edit]

The townsite was requested by the "14 Mile Brook Progress Association" in 1911. The name, derived from a nearby pool, is of Aboriginal origin but its meaning is unknown. Gazetted in 1913,[1] the town did not develop and to this day remains a sparsely populated agricultural area on the edge of the Darling Scarp. Plans by the Shire of Williams to seal its part of the Congelin-Narrogin road are in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2007-03-25.