Booraan, Western Australia

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Coordinates: 31°27′S 118°23′E / 31.450°S 118.383°E / -31.450; 118.383 Booraan is a railway siding at the 297 km peg of the standard gauge Eastern Goldfields Railway between Northam and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

Geographically, Booraan is an unbounded locality within the Shire of Merredin, located between the towns of Merredin and Burracoppin.

It has been an identified rail accident location over time.[1][2]

Military history[edit]

During World War II Booraan was the location of the No. 9 Advanced Ammunition sub-depot developed in 1942 and manned by 16 Ordnance Ammunition Section. It was closed in 1945.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Transport Safety Bureau (2006), Derailment of Pacific National train 6MP4, Koolyanobbing, Western Australia, 30 January 2005 and Pacific National train 6SP5, Booraan, Western Australia, 30 January 2005, Australian Transport Safety Bureau, ISBN 978-1-921092-61-9
  2. ^ "RAILWAY ACCIDENT". Western Argus. 33 (1717). Western Australia. 5 April 1927. p. 14. Retrieved 29 October 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ McKenzie-Smith, G (1994), The ebb and flow of the Australian Army in Western Australia, 1941 to 1945, Grimwade Publications, ISBN 978-0-646-17768-7