Gutha, Western Australia

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Gutha
Western Australia
Gutha is located in Western Australia
Gutha
Gutha
Coordinates 28°59′20″S 115°50′38″E / 28.989°S 115.844°E / -28.989; 115.844Coordinates: 28°59′20″S 115°50′38″E / 28.989°S 115.844°E / -28.989; 115.844
Established 1914
Postcode(s) 6623
Elevation 253 m (830 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Morawa
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Gutha is a townsite in the Mid West region of Western Australia, 32 kilometres (20 mi) north of Morawa.

In 1913 it was decided to establish a train station there, on the Wongan HillsMullewa railway. The district surveyor suggested the name "Muthingutha", the Aboriginal name of a nearby rockhole. This was shortened to Gutha by the Lands Department, and Gutha siding was established in 1913. It was gazetted as a townsite in 1914.[1]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2008-10-02. 
  2. ^ "CBH receival sites". 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2013.