West Dale, Western Australia

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Westdale
Western Australia
Westdale is located in Western Australia
Westdale
Westdale
Coordinates 32°19′S 116°37′E / 32.317°S 116.617°E / -32.317; 116.617Coordinates: 32°19′S 116°37′E / 32.317°S 116.617°E / -32.317; 116.617
Established 1971
Postcode(s) 6304
Elevation 281 m (922 ft)
Location
  • 93 km (58 mi) ESE of Perth
  • 44 km (27 mi) South West of Beverley
LGA(s) Shire of Beverley
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Pearce

Westdale or West Dale is a small town located just off the Beverley-Westdale road 93 km from Perth in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

The area was settle for farming in the early 1900s and by 1906 the local progress association requested that land be set aside for a townsite. A railway through the area had been considered but did not eventuate so the land remained uninhabited. A school was built in the area in 1967 and the townsite was eventually gazetted in 1971.[1]

The town takes its name from the Dale River, which had been named after Ensign Robert Dale who, in 1831, was the first European to discover the river.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2011-02-08.