Goomalling, Western Australia

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Goomalling
Western Australia
Railway Terrace, Goomalling, 2013 (1).JPG
View of Railway Terrace, 2013.
Goomalling is located in Western Australia
Goomalling
Goomalling
Coordinates 31°18′S 116°50′E / 31.3°S 116.83°E / -31.3; 116.83Coordinates: 31°18′S 116°50′E / 31.3°S 116.83°E / -31.3; 116.83
Population 499 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1903
Postcode(s) 6460
Elevation 239 m (784 ft)
Location
  • 132 km (82 mi) NE of Perth
  • 45 km (28 mi) NNE of Northam
LGA(s) Shire of Goomalling
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
25.6 °C
78 °F
11.3 °C
52 °F
367.6 mm
14.5 in

Goomalling is a townsite in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia 45 kilometres north-north-east of Northam, Western Australia.

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[2]

History[edit]

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.

The Goomalling Agricultural Hall was opened in 1898 by John Dempster MLC who stood in for the Commissioner of Crown Lands, George Throssell, who was unable to make it to the event.[3]

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.[4]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Goomalling
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 45.6
(114.1)
46.9
(116.4)
43.0
(109.4)
40.0
(104)
35.0
(95)
27.6
(81.7)
25.8
(78.4)
29.5
(85.1)
33.1
(91.6)
40.3
(104.5)
43.0
(109.4)
45.0
(113)
46.9
(116.4)
Average high °C (°F) 34.7
(94.5)
33.9
(93)
31.0
(87.8)
26.6
(79.9)
22.0
(71.6)
18.4
(65.1)
17.2
(63)
18.0
(64.4)
20.5
(68.9)
25.2
(77.4)
29.1
(84.4)
32.0
(89.6)
25.7
(78.3)
Average low °C (°F) 16.8
(62.2)
17.4
(63.3)
15.5
(59.9)
12.6
(54.7)
9.5
(49.1)
7.6
(45.7)
6.5
(43.7)
6.2
(43.2)
6.9
(44.4)
9.1
(48.4)
12.5
(54.5)
14.9
(58.8)
11.3
(52.3)
Record low °C (°F) 8.8
(47.8)
2.8
(37)
5.6
(42.1)
2.8
(37)
0.0
(32)
−1.5
(29.3)
−1.2
(29.8)
−1.1
(30)
−0.1
(31.8)
0.0
(32)
2.5
(36.5)
6.6
(43.9)
−1.5
(29.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 13.0
(0.512)
14.1
(0.555)
17.2
(0.677)
22.5
(0.886)
48.1
(1.894)
66.6
(2.622)
64.2
(2.528)
49.2
(1.937)
27.6
(1.087)
20.0
(0.787)
11.9
(0.469)
10.7
(0.421)
366.5
(14.429)
Avg. precipitation days 2.0 2.2 2.9 4.8 9.3 12.9 14.2 12.3 9.1 5.9 3.6 2.1 81.3
Source: [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Goomalling (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  2. ^ "CBH receival sites". 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Goomalling Agricultural Hall". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 19 February 1898. p. 7. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2007-06-08. 
  5. ^ "Climate statistics for Goomalling". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 

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