Hines Hill, Western Australia

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Hines Hill
Western Australia
Hines Hill is located in Western Australia
Hines Hill
Hines Hill
Coordinates 31°32′S 118°05′E / 31.54°S 118.08°E / -31.54; 118.08Coordinates: 31°32′S 118°05′E / 31.54°S 118.08°E / -31.54; 118.08
Population 148 (2011 Census)[1]
Established 1910
Postcode(s) 6413
Elevation 255 m (837 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Merredin
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack

Hines Hill is a town located 240 km east of Perth, between the towns of Merredin and Doodlakine in Western Australia. The town is situated on the Great Eastern Highway and also on the edge of Lake Baandee. The town has a tavern and roadhouse and one of the first privately owned weighbridges in Western Australia is located close to the town[2]

It serves as a stop on the Avonlink rural train service. The railway line from Northam to Southern Cross was built through the locality in 1894 and the section was opened for traffic in 1895. The townsite was named after the original siding and the town was gazetted in 1910.[3]

Hines Hill is a nearby geographical feature which is though to have been named after a sandalwood collector who worked in the area named Jack Hines.

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "2011 Community Profiles: Hines Hill (State Suburb)". 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Central Wheatbelt Tourist Centre - Hines Hill". 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2008-09-20. 
  4. ^ "CBH receival sites". 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
Preceding station   Transwa Trains network   Following station
towards East Perth
Avonlink
East Perth - Merredin
Terminus