Elabbin, Western Australia

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Elabbin
Western Australia
Elabbin is located in Western Australia
Elabbin
Elabbin
Coordinates 31°13′01″S 118°07′59″E / 31.217°S 118.133°E / -31.217; 118.133Coordinates: 31°13′01″S 118°07′59″E / 31.217°S 118.133°E / -31.217; 118.133
Established 1913
Postcode(s) 6490
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Nungarin
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack

Elabbin is a small town between Merredin and Mukinbudin in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

Originating as a railway siding on the Dowerin to Merredin railway line when constructed in 1912. A demand for land was created by the growth of farming in the area and the town was gazetted in 1913.[1]

Additional agricultural land was opened to selectors in the district close to town in 1917.[2]

The third CBH class locomotive in service for the CBH Group for grain haulage, was named after this locality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2011-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Selectors Guide - New locations". Sunday Times (Perth: National Library of Australia). 8 April 1917. p. 28. Retrieved 14 April 2011.