Hyden, Western Australia
|Population||281 (2006 Census)|
|Elevation||305 m (1,001 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Kondinin|
The land in the surrounding area was opened up for agriculture in the 1920s. A railway was built between Kondinin and Hyden Rock in 1930. The townsite was gazetted in 1932 following demand for land around the railway terminus.
The first wheat crop was harvested in Hyden in 1927. The town's economy continues to rely on agriculture but mostly in the form of cattle and sheep production that has a current value of approximately $35 million. The town also benefits from mining and tourism.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hyden (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 September 2008.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 21 September 2008.
- "West Australian Vista - History of Hyden". 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2008.
- "CBH receival sites" (PDF). 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
Media related to Hyden, Western Australia at Wikimedia Commons
- Shire of Kondinin – official site
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