Cadoux, Western Australia

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Western Australia
Cadoux is located in Western Australia
Coordinates 30°46′05″S 117°08′06″E / 30.768°S 117.135°E / -30.768; 117.135Coordinates: 30°46′05″S 117°08′06″E / 30.768°S 117.135°E / -30.768; 117.135
Established 1927
Postcode(s) 6466
Elevation 372 m (1,220 ft)
Location 180 km (112 mi) from Perth
LGA(s) Shire of Wongan-Ballidu
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack

Cadoux is a town in the northeastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. It is about 180 kilometres (112 mi) northeast of Perth, within the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu.

The townsite was gazetted in 1929 [1] and the railway siding was opened in the same year. It was on the Amery–Kalannie line at 149 miles 49 chains.

The main industry in town is wheat farming with the town being a Cooperative Bulk Handling receival site.[2]

Cadoux earthquake[edit]

On 2 June 1979 there was a significant earthquake just east of the town. It had a Richter magnitude of 6.1 and was the second most damaging earthquake in the history of Western Australia. Damage to the area was estimated to be A$3.8 million (in 1979 dollars). Only one injury was recorded in the entire earthquake. This was a broken arm sustained by a child from falling masonry.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – C". Retrieved 8 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "CBH Receival Sites - Contact Details" (PDF). 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 


  • Higham, Geoffrey Where was That? an historical gazetteer of Western Australia. Geoproject Solutions, Winthrop, W.A. ISBN 0-646-44186-8
  • Lewis, J.D., Daetwyler, N.A., Bunting, J.A. and Moncreiff, J.S. (1981)"The Cadoux Earthquake 2 June 1979" Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 11, pp 69,
  • Naismith, M. (1979) Report on the Cadoux earthquake, June 1979. Perth: Structures Branch, Architectural Division, Public Works Department of W.A.

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