Kalannie, Western Australia

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Kalannie
Western Australia
Kalannie is located in Western Australia
Kalannie
Kalannie
Coordinates 30°22′S 117°07′E / 30.36°S 117.12°E / -30.36; 117.12Coordinates: 30°22′S 117°07′E / 30.36°S 117.12°E / -30.36; 117.12
Population 287 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1929
Postcode(s) 6468
Elevation 345 m (1,132 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Dalwallinu
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Kalannie is a small town in the Shire of Dalwallinu, in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, approximately 259 kilometres (161 mi) north-east of the state capital, Perth.

Kalannie was gazetted as a townsite in 1929. The name is Aboriginal, and is in a list of names from the York area where the meaning is given as "where the Aboriginals got white stone for their spears".[2]

In 1932 the Wheat Pool of Western Australia announced that the town would have two grain elevators, each fitted with an engine, installed at the railway siding.[3]

The main resources in Kalannie are wheat and gypsum. Kalannie is connected to the narrow gauge rail network from a branch-line on the Amery to Bonnie Rock section. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kalannie (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 September 2008. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 8 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "Country elevators". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "CBH receival sites". 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2013.