Goomalling, Western Australia
View of Railway Terrace, 2013.
|Population||499 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||239 m (784 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Goomalling|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
Goomalling is a townsite in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia 45 kilometres north-north-east of Northam, Western Australia. The name Goomalling was first shown for a spring found by explorers Hillman and Lefroy in 1846. Hillman noted on his plan "rich grassy country" and squatters subsequently moved into the area. George Slater was the first in the Goomalling area, establishing a property around Goomalling Spring in the early 1850s.
When the Northam – Goomalling railway line was opened in 1902 the government decided to establish a townsite at Goomalling. It was gazetted in 1903. Goomalling is an Aboriginal word which means "the place of the silver-grey possum". Goomal is the noongar word for this possum.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Goomalling (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
- "Goomalling Agricultural Hall". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 19 February 1898. p. 7. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2007-06-08.
- "CBH receival sites". 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
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