Gabbin, Western Australia

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Gabbin
Western Australia
Gabbin is located in Western Australia
Gabbin
Gabbin
Coordinates 30°48′00″S 117°40′59″E / 30.8°S 117.683°E / -30.8; 117.683Coordinates: 30°48′00″S 117°40′59″E / 30.8°S 117.683°E / -30.8; 117.683
Population 107 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1918
Postcode(s) 6476
Elevation 343 m (1,125 ft)
Location
  • 255 km (158 mi) North East of Perth
  • 19 km (12 mi) East of Koorda
  • 95 km (59 mi) North West of Merredin
LGA(s) Shire of Mount Marshall
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack

Gabbin is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

The townsite originally served as a railway station for the Wyalkatchem to Mount Marshall line that was constructed through the area in 1913. The townsite was gazetted in 1918 and was named after the railway station.[2]

In 1932 the Wheat Pool of Western Australia announced that the town would have two grain elevators, each fitted with an engine, installed at the railway siding.[3] Work on the bulk handling depot commenced late in 1933.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Gabbin (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 October 2008. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 6 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "Country elevators". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Country news". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 2 October 1933. p. 14. Retrieved 7 April 2013.