Yoting, Western Australia

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Yoting
Western Australia
Yoting is located in Western Australia
Yoting
Yoting
Coordinates 31°58′S 117°36′E / 31.967°S 117.600°E / -31.967; 117.600Coordinates: 31°58′S 117°36′E / 31.967°S 117.600°E / -31.967; 117.600
Established 1914
Postcode(s) 6383
Elevation 274 m (899 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Quairading
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) O’Connor

Yoting is a small town located between Quairading and Bruce Rock in the Wheatbelt Region of Western Australia.

Originating as a station on the Quairading to Bruce Rock railway line when it was established in 1912. Lots were surveyed in early 1914 and the townsite was gazetted later the same year.[1]

The name is Aboriginal in origin and was taken from the nearby Yoting well. The well or spring first appeared on maps in 1873. Bruce Leake, an early settler, noted that the words Yot means two women fighting with wannas or Digging sticks.

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a grain receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "CBH receival sites". 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011.