Korrelocking, Western Australia

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Korrelocking
Western Australia
Korrelocking is located in Western Australia
Korrelocking
Korrelocking
Coordinates 31°12′S 117°28′E / 31.200°S 117.467°E / -31.200; 117.467Coordinates: 31°12′S 117°28′E / 31.200°S 117.467°E / -31.200; 117.467
Population 76 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1911
Postcode(s) 6485
Elevation 343 m (1,125 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Wyalkatchem
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack

Korrelocking is a small town situated between Wyalkatchem and Trayning in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. At the 2006 census, Korrelocking had a population of 76.[1]

During the construction of the Merredin to Dowerin railway line the government decided to establish a station in the area. The Yuragin progress association petitioned for a townsite to declared at the station.

The town was gazetted in 1911 shortly before the opening of the railway line.[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] which in effect saw Korrelocking as one of the first five bulk wheat locations on the Western Australian Government Railways network, and a site of the beginning of bulk wheat handling in Western Australia

The name of the town is an Aboriginal word for a nearby well that had been recorded when the area had been surveyed in 1892. The meaning of the name is not known.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Korrelocking (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Country elevators". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013.