Bunjil, Western Australia

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Bunjil
Western Australia
Bunjil is located in Western Australia
Bunjil
Bunjil
Coordinates29°39′54″S 116°22′16″E / 29.665°S 116.371°E / -29.665; 116.371Coordinates: 29°39′54″S 116°22′16″E / 29.665°S 116.371°E / -29.665; 116.371
Established1914
Postcode(s)6623
Elevation319 m (1,047 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Perenjori
State electorate(s)Moore
Federal Division(s)Durack

Bunjil is a small town in Western Australia located on the Mullewa Wubin Road 326 kilometres (203 mi) north of Perth in the Mid West Region

The townsite was gazetted in 1914,[1] after being initially established as a railway siding in 1913 to allow transport of crops and stock. The name is Indigenous Australian in origin but its meaning is unknown.

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.[2]

The main industry in town is wheat farming with the town being a Cooperative Bulk Handling receival site.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – B". Retrieved 12 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Country elevators". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  3. ^ "CBH Receival Sites – Contact Details" (PDF). 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2013.