Scaddan, Western Australia

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Scaddan
Western Australia
Scaddan is located in Western Australia
Scaddan
Scaddan
Coordinates 33°26′38″S 121°43′30″E / 33.444°S 121.725°E / -33.444; 121.725Coordinates: 33°26′38″S 121°43′30″E / 33.444°S 121.725°E / -33.444; 121.725
Established 1924
Postcode(s) 6447
Elevation 184 m (604 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Esperance
State electorate(s) Eyre
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Scaddan is a small town in Western Australia located 783 kilometres (487 mi) east of Perth situated just off the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway between Norseman and Esperance in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

The area was originally known as Thirty Mile, because of its distance from Esperance. Europeans settled the area before 1914 and were commonly using the name Scaddan at around that time. The name of the post office was changed from Thirty Mile to Scaddan in 1915 and by 1916 a school and hall had been built in the town. The government delayed declaring the town until the route of the Norseman-Esperance railway was settled. The townsite was finally gazetted in 1924.[1][2]

The town is named after John "Happy Jack" Scaddan, the premier of Western Australia from 1911 to 1916 and a prominent advocate of the Esperance railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Government Gazette, file 2007/14, 15 February 1924, p.275.