Campion, Western Australia

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Campion
Western Australia
Campion is located in Western Australia
Campion
Campion
Coordinates 31°01′44″S 118°30′00″E / 31.029°S 118.5°E / -31.029; 118.5Coordinates: 31°01′44″S 118°30′00″E / 31.029°S 118.5°E / -31.029; 118.5
Established c. 1920
Postcode(s) 6490
Location
  • 303 km (188 mi) east of Perth
  • 47 km (29 mi) NNE of Merredin
LGA(s) Shire of Nungarin
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack

Campion is an abandoned townsite in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, on the KoordaBullfinch Road. The closest locality is Chandler and the closest main town is Mukinbudin.

Campion was named after Sir William Campion, the Governor of Western Australia from 1924 to 1931. Nearby Lake Campion was also named in his honour.

The town was established by former soldiers as part of a soldier settlement scheme. A school was built in 1925, and in 1927 a railway siding was constructed. The siding remained in operation until 1957.

The Campion district was the site of the so-called "Great Emu War" of 1932.

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