Wialki, Western Australia

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Wialki
Western Australia
Wialki is located in Western Australia
Wialki
Wialki
Coordinates 30°28′59″S 118°07′01″E / 30.483°S 118.117°E / -30.483; 118.117Coordinates: 30°28′59″S 118°07′01″E / 30.483°S 118.117°E / -30.483; 118.117
Population 112 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1933
Postcode(s) 6473
Elevation 414 m (1,358 ft)
Location
  • 341 km (212 mi) North East of Perth
  • 25 km (16 mi) East of Beacon
LGA(s) Shire of Mount Marshall
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack

Wialki is a small town in the eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. It is situated between Beacon and Bonnie Rock.

The town was formed as a result of an extension to the railway was planned to pass through the area in 1929. The district surveyor suggested the station should be named Datjoin but the Railway department chose the name Wialki after the Aboriginal name of a nearby soak. The station was named in 1930 and the townsite was gazetted in 1933.[2] The meaning of the name is not known.

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. A second bulk wheat bin was constructed in town in 1940 just as the first bulk bin was filled.[3] The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wialki (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Country news". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 17 January 1940. p. 3. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "CBH receival sites". 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011.