Cuballing, Western Australia

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Cuballing
Western Australia
Cuballing is located in Western Australia
Cuballing
Cuballing
Coordinates 32°49′S 117°11′E / 32.82°S 117.18°E / -32.82; 117.18Coordinates: 32°49′S 117°11′E / 32.82°S 117.18°E / -32.82; 117.18
Population 335 (2006)[1]
Established 1889
Postcode(s) 6311
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Cuballing
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Cuballing is a town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, on Great Southern Highway, between Pingelly and Narrogin. At the 2006 census, Cuballing had a population of 335.[1]

History[edit]

The name is of Aboriginal origin and was first recorded in a lease application in 1868 relating to a pool near the town, and was previously spelt "Cubballing" or "Cooballing". The townsite was gazetted in 1899 and was one of the original stations on the Great Southern Railway.[2] By 1903, a school and district hall had been appointed and the town had its own Road Board (later to become the Shire Council in 1961), and by 1906, two butcher shops, two banks, a hall, a post office, a coffee house, two blacksmiths, two churches, a boarding house and a hotel served the town's population. Many of these buildings have been preserved and can still be seen today.

However, the town did not grow after the 1920s, presumably due to the size and economic opportunity in nearby Narrogin, and in 1946 the primary school closed, meaning pupils had to travel to neighbouring towns.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cuballing (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2007-01-17. 
  3. ^ Shire of Cuballing. "History - Cuballing". Retrieved 2006-10-14. 

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