Grass Valley, Western Australia

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Grass Valley
Western Australia
Grass Valley is located in Western Australia
Grass Valley
Grass Valley
Coordinates 31°38′20″S 116°48′22″E / 31.639°S 116.806°E / -31.639; 116.806Coordinates: 31°38′20″S 116°48′22″E / 31.639°S 116.806°E / -31.639; 116.806
Population 386 (2006)[1]
Established 1898
Postcode(s) 6403
Elevation 215 m (705 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Northam
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Pearce

Grass Valley is a small townsite 13 kilometres (8 mi) east of Northam, Western Australia in the Avon Valley area.

The town is named after a local property of the same name that was established in 1833 by William Nairn.

The Northam to Kalgoorlie Eastern Goldfields Railway line passes through the town and includes a crossing loop. The railway was built through the area in 1894. Land was set aside for a townsite in 1898 and the town was gazetted in the same year.[2]

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling[3] and had a Type B structure in the 1970s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Grass Valley (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "CBH receival sites". 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 

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