Yorkrakine

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Yorkrakine
Western Australia
Yorkrakine is located in Western Australia
Yorkrakine
Yorkrakine
Coordinates 31°22′0″S 117°36′0″E / 31.36667°S 117.60000°E / -31.36667; 117.60000Coordinates: 31°22′0″S 117°36′0″E / 31.36667°S 117.60000°E / -31.36667; 117.60000
Population 117 (2006)[1]
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Tammin
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack

Yorkrakine is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, and is part of the Shire of Tammin, 203 kilometres (126 mi) east of the state capital, Perth. At the 2006 census, Yorkrakine had a population of 117.[1]

The locality was once home to a school and general store but declining population and improved transport links have seen them both close. The Agricultural Hall (built in 1926) continues to host community functions.[2]

The area was first settled in 1908 as part of a farm settlement scheme instigated by the then Minister for Lands and Agriculture, Sir James Mitchell.[3]

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Yorkrakine (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Yorkrakine". Our Community. Shire of Tammin. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Yorkrakine Centenary
  4. ^ "CBH receival sites". 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2013.