Coomberdale, Western Australia

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Coomberdale
Western Australia
Coomberdale Hall, 2014.JPG
Coomberdale Hall, 2014.
Coomberdale is located in Western Australia
Coomberdale
Coomberdale
Coordinates 30°28′S 116°02′E / 30.467°S 116.033°E / -30.467; 116.033Coordinates: 30°28′S 116°02′E / 30.467°S 116.033°E / -30.467; 116.033
Established 1895
Postcode(s) 6512
Elevation 220 m (722 ft)
Location
  • 194 km (121 mi) North of Perth
  • 20 km (12 mi) North of Moora
LGA(s) Shire of Moora
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Coomberdale is a small town located along the Midlands Road between Moora and Watheroo in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

The Midland Railway Company constructed a railway siding in 1895 when the Midland to Walkaway line was opened.[1] The town's name comes from a well that was named by the explorer Andrew Forrest when he surveyed a property for Edmund King who settled there in 1866.

The Coomberdale Hall, a timber framed, weatherboard clad structure with a corrugated iron roof, was built in about 1920. It is now heritage listed, and used as an adjunct to the adjoining community centre.[2]

The main industry in town is wheat farming with the town being a Cooperative Bulk Handling receival site.[3]

A silicon producer, Simcoa, has a quartz mine[4] close to the town. The mineral Simcoa mines there, Coomberdale chert, is situated in the Coomberdale (also known as Noondine) threatened ecological community which contains some threatened species such as Acacia aristulata and Cryptandra glabiflora.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Coomberdale Hall". State Heritage Office. Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "CBH Receival Sites - Contact Details". 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  4. ^ "Simcoa Operations - FAQ". 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  5. ^ "Extension of Quartz Mining and Strategy for Resource Access and Biodiversity Conservation - Simcoas operations". 2001. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 

External links[edit]

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