Bilbarin, Western Australia

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Bilbarin
Western Australia
Bilbarin is located in Western Australia
Bilbarin
Bilbarin
Coordinates 32°12′00″S 117°57′00″E / 32.20000°S 117.95000°E / -32.20000; 117.95000Coordinates: 32°12′00″S 117°57′00″E / 32.20000°S 117.95000°E / -32.20000; 117.95000
Population 141 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1914
Postcode(s) 6375
Elevation 290 m (951 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Corrigin
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O’Connor

Bilbarin is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

The townsite is located along the railway line between Corrigin and Bruce Rock.

The town was originally gazetted in 1914 but with the name of Wogerlin, which was changed to Bilbarin in 1916. Bilbarin is the Aboriginal name of a local water source.[2]

During a violent storm in 1928 many farmers houses were destroyed and the local hall was blown over. The Westralian Farmers' wheat shed was unroofed and the railway station was also damaged. Steel telephone poles were broken off and many kilometres of telephone lines were downed. Over 0.56 inches (14 mm) of rain fell in just a few minutes during the storm.[3]

In 1932 the Wheat Pool of Western Australia announced that the town would have two grain elevators, each fitted with an engine, installed at the railway siding.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Bilbarin (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-09-30. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – B". Retrieved 2008-09-30. 
  3. ^ "Storm in Corrigin District". The Daily News (Perth: National Library of Australia). 21 April 1928. p. 2. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Country elevators". The West Australian (Perth: National Library of Australia). 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013.