Maya, Western Australia

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Maya
Western Australia
Maya is located in Western Australia
Maya
Maya
Coordinates 29°53′0″S 116°30′0″E / 29.88333°S 116.50000°E / -29.88333; 116.50000Coordinates: 29°53′0″S 116°30′0″E / 29.88333°S 116.50000°E / -29.88333; 116.50000
Population 110 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1913
Postcode(s) 6614
Elevation 343 m (1,125 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Perenjori
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Maya is a small town in the Mid West region of Western Australia.

The town's name is a result of the shortening of the Indigenous Australian word for a nearby spring, Pocanmaya. The name was first recorded by surveyors in 1876.

The town originated as a railway siding on the Mullewa to Wongan Hills that was planned in 1913. The townsite was gazetted in 1913 and the railway commenced operation in 1915.[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 surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Maya (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 October 2008. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 10 October 2008. 
  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.