Holt Rock, Western Australia

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Holt Rock
Western Australia
Holt Rock is located in Western Australia
Holt Rock
Holt Rock
Coordinates 32°40′59″S 119°28′01″E / 32.683°S 119.467°E / -32.683; 119.467Coordinates: 32°40′59″S 119°28′01″E / 32.683°S 119.467°E / -32.683; 119.467
Established 1939
Postcode(s) 6355
Elevation 323 m (1,060 ft)
Location
  • 341 km (212 mi) East South East of Perth
  • 100 km (62 mi) EBE of Lake Grace
LGA(s) Shire of Kulin
State electorate(s) Roe
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Holt Rock is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. It is situated between the towns of Hyden and Varley close to the edge of Lake Hurlstone.

The town is named after the nearby geographical feature that was named by the explorer Frank Hann in 1901. Hann had been on an expedition from Ravensthorpe to Menzies. Haan is thought to have named the rock after the surveyor G.H. Holt who worked in the Lands Department. The townsite was gazetted in 1939.[1]

The rocks serve to provide potable water for the town with a rock catchment tank that has a volume of 250,000 imperial gallons (1,137 m3) being built to collect run-off from the rocks.[2]

Economically the area depends on cropping of cereals, primarily wheat. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[3] Bulk Bins were established in the town in 1940.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lakes Settlement". The West Australian (Perth: National Library of Australia). 25 September 1935. p. 18. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "CBH receival sites". 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bulk Wheat Bin". The West Australian (Perth: National Library of Australia). 7 March 1947. p. 18. Retrieved 22 April 2011.