Yerecoin, Western Australia

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Yerecoin
Western Australia
Yerecoin is located in Western Australia
Yerecoin
Yerecoin
Coordinates 30°55′00″S 116°23′00″E / 30.91667°S 116.38333°E / -30.91667; 116.38333Coordinates: 30°55′00″S 116°23′00″E / 30.91667°S 116.38333°E / -30.91667; 116.38333
Established 1920s
Postcode(s) 6571
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Victoria Plains
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Yerecoin is a small town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, in the Shire of Victoria Plains,156 kilometres (97 mi) north-northeast of the state capital, Perth.

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[1]

History[edit]

Yerecoin was the Aboriginal name for a nearby well, first recorded by a surveyor in 1879. It was first established as a railway station on a new line north from Toodyay, which was approved in 1914 and was extended from Bolgart to Calingiri in 1917 and further to Piawaning (10 km north of Yerecoin) in 1919. The surrounding land was owned by the Midland Railway Company, and was not subdivided by the Company until 1925. The Company also set aside 200 acres (0.81 km2) for a townsite at Yerecoin, but the land was sold to one owner, and development of the townsite area was slow. A school was opened in 1927, and was followed by other community buildings. The town was gazetted in 1966.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBH receival sites". 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 3 May 2007. 

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