Arrino, Western Australia

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Arrino
Western Australia
Arrino is located in Western Australia
Arrino
Arrino
Coordinates 29°26′20″S 115°37′41″E / 29.43889°S 115.62806°E / -29.43889; 115.62806Coordinates: 29°26′20″S 115°37′41″E / 29.43889°S 115.62806°E / -29.43889; 115.62806
Population 163 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1904
Postcode(s) 6519
Elevation 263 m (863 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Three Springs
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Arrino is a small town in the Mid West region of Western Australia. The town is located between Mingenew and Three Springs on the Midlands Road.

The name of the town is Aboriginal in origin and is the name of the local springs and is thought to mean "place of many granite hills". The name first appeared in charts in 1859 and was also the name of a property established by an early settler, NW Cooke, in 1876. The townsite was gazetted in 1904.[2]

Plans for a school and quarters to be built were drawn up in 1905 with an estimated cost of £325.[3]

Flooding occurred at Arrino in 1932 following a torrential downpour that caused the Arrowsmith River and surrounding creeks to rise and flood a few hours later.[4] A section of the railway between Arrino and Three Springs was washed away as a result closing the line for several days.[5] Later the same year massive bushfires swept across the surrounding areas destroying crops and bushland, about 10,000 acres (4,047 ha) of countryside were burnt out.[6] More fires were started the following year in 1933 resutling in another 2,000 acres (809 ha) of farmland being lost to the flames.[7]

The main industry in town is wheat farming with the town being a Cooperative Bulk Handling receival site.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Arrino (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 September 2008. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – A". Retrieved 30 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Works and buildings vote". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 13 December 1905. p. 5. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Anxiety in the Country". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 19 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Damage of the Railway". Geraldton Guardian and Express. Western Australia: National Library of Australia. 9 August 1932. p. 3. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bushfire". Albany Advertiser. Western Australia: National Library of Australia. 21 November 1932. p. 1. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Arrino outbreak". Albany Advertiser. Western Australia: National Library of Australia. 12 January 1933. p. 1. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "CBH Receival Sites – Contact Details" (PDF). 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2013.