Bolgart, Western Australia

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Bolgart
Western Australia
Bolgart Hotel, 2014(1).JPG
Bolgart Hotel, 2014
Bolgart is located in Western Australia
Bolgart
Bolgart
Coordinates31°16′26″S 116°30′40″E / 31.274°S 116.511°E / -31.274; 116.511Coordinates: 31°16′26″S 116°30′40″E / 31.274°S 116.511°E / -31.274; 116.511
Population485 (2006 census)[1]
Established1909
Postcode(s)6568
Elevation241 m (791 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Victoria Plains
State electorate(s)Moore
Federal Division(s)Durack

Bolgart is a townsite north of Toodyay in Western Australia. It is in the Shire of Victoria Plains.

The town derives its name from a nearby spring. The spring was discovered and the name recorded by explorer George Fletcher Moore in 1836. The area was settled in the 1840s and one of the first settlers, J Scully, named his property Bolgart. The townsite was gazetted in 1909.[2]

The name of the town is Aboriginal in origin and means place of water.

The town was struck by a magnitude 5.2 earthquake on 11 March 1952 followed by several aftershocks. The earthquake was felt as far away as Perth where taller buildings were rocked.[3]

The reserves Drummond Nature Reserve and Bewmalling Nature Reserve are west and south west of this locality. The main industry in town is wheat farming with the town being a Cooperative Bulk Handling receival site.[4]

A railway line runs through Bolgart, which was the terminus of the Newcastle–Bolgart Railway before it was extended to Miling and became the Clackline–Miling railway.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Bolgart (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – B". Retrieved 8 June 2007.
  3. ^ Kevin McCue (March 2014). "Historical Earthquakes in Western Australia" (PDF). Australian Seismological Centre, Canberra ACT. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  4. ^ "CBH Receival Sites - Contact Details" (PDF). 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2013.

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