Kulyaling, Western Australia

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Kulyaling
Western Australia
Kulyaling is located in Western Australia
Kulyaling
Kulyaling
Coordinates 32°28′S 117°03′E / 32.467°S 117.050°E / -32.467; 117.050Coordinates: 32°28′S 117°03′E / 32.467°S 117.050°E / -32.467; 117.050
Established 1907
Postcode(s) 6308
Elevation 262 m (860 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Pingelly
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Kulyaling, formerly Kulyalling, is a small town just off the Great Southern Highway located between Brookton and Pingelly in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

A railway siding named Westbrook was the origin of the town. The siding was established in 1905 and then the local progress association petitioned for a townsite to be declared. The townsite was gazetted in 1906 as Westbrook but the Lands Department sought to change the name as Westbrook was already in use. Two Aboriginal names were considered; Nimbedilling and Colyalling. The name was changed and the town was gazetted in 1907.[1]

The name of the town comes from the Aboriginal name for a local water source and rock formation but the meaning is unknown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2011-03-20.