Pingaring, Western Australia

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Pingaring
Western Australia
Pingaring is located in Western Australia
Pingaring
Pingaring
Coordinates 32°45′0″S 118°37′0″E / 32.75000°S 118.61667°E / -32.75000; 118.61667Coordinates: 32°45′0″S 118°37′0″E / 32.75000°S 118.61667°E / -32.75000; 118.61667
Population 140 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1963
Postcode(s) 6357
Elevation 284 m (932 ft)
Location
  • 341 km (212 mi) East South East of Perth
  • 42 km (26 mi) North of Lake Grace
  • 45 km (28 mi) East of Kulin
LGA(s) Shire of Kulin
State electorate(s) Roe
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Pingaring is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

The name of the town is the Indigenous Australian name of a nearby spring that was first recorded by surveyors in 1926. The town originated as a railway siding on the Hyden to Lake Grace line, with its location being decided in 1930. The townsite was gazetted in 1963.[2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Pingaring(State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 October 2008. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 11 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "CBH receival sites". 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2013.