Mukinbudin, Western Australia

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Mukinbudin
Western Australia
Shadbolt Street, Mukinbudin, 2014(1).JPG
Shadbolt Street, Mukinbudin, 2014
Mukinbudin is located in Western Australia
Mukinbudin
Mukinbudin
Coordinates 30°54′50″S 118°12′25″E / 30.91389°S 118.20694°E / -30.91389; 118.20694Coordinates: 30°54′50″S 118°12′25″E / 30.91389°S 118.20694°E / -30.91389; 118.20694
Population 281 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1920s
Postcode(s) 6479
Elevation 314 m (1,030 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Mukinbudin
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack

Mukinbudin is a town in the North Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, approximately 293 kilometres (182 mi) east of Perth and 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Merredin near Lake Campion. It is the main town in the Shire of Mukinbudin. At the 2006 census, Mukinbudin had a population of 281.[1]

The present Shire of Mukinbudin was settled by pastoralists who in the 1870s took up large leases in excess of 20,000 acres (81 km2) to run sheep and by sandalwood cutters and miners en route to the goldfields. In 1910 the first of the farmers arrived to commence wheat growing on their 1,000 acres (4 km2) block and it was some time before they added stock to what had been entirely a wheat growing enterprise. An extension of the Mount Marshall railway line to Mukinbudin and Lake Brown was approved in 1922 and opened in October 1923. The townsite was gazetted in 1922.

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.[2]

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[3]

The town was hit by a wild storm in February 2011 and was lashed by strong winds with gusts over 125 km/h,[4] large hailstones and experienced some flooding. Dozens of power poles and hundreds of trees were blown over and parts of roads were washed away.[5]

Politics[edit]

Polling place statistics are shown below showing the votes from Mukinbudin in the federal and state elections as indicated.

2007 Federal Election
Source: AEC
  Liberal 44.1%
  The Nationals 26.3%
  CDP 17.4%
  Labor 6.58%
  Family First 1.32%
2004 Federal Election
Source: AEC
  Liberal 46.0%
  The Nationals 23.4%
  CDP 16.6%
  Labor 6.42%
  One Nation 4.53%
2001 Federal Election
Source: AEC
  Liberal 60.7%
  One Nation 12.0%
  The Nationals 9.56%
  CDP 8.20%
  Labor 6.28%
2008 State Election
Source: WAEC
  The Nationals 66.8%
  CDP 18.4%
  Liberal 15.4%
  Labor 2.75%
  Greens 1.65%
2005 State Election
Source: WAEC
  The Nationals 60.9%
  CDP 20.7%
  Liberal 9.60%
  Labor 3.41%
  New Country 3.10%
2001 State Election
Source: WAEC
  The Nationals 56.7%
  One Nation 30.2%
  Labor 7.92%
  Independent 1.83%
  Independent 1.83%

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mukinbudin (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Country elevators". The West Australian (Perth: National Library of Australia). 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "CBH receival sites" (PDF). 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mukinbudin hit by storm". The West Australian. 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "ABC News – Mukinbudin hit by wild storm". 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 

External links[edit]

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