Canna, Western Australia

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Canna
Western Australia
Canna is located in Western Australia
Canna
Canna
Coordinates 28°54′00″S 115°52′01″E / 28.9°S 115.867°E / -28.9; 115.867Coordinates: 28°54′00″S 115°52′01″E / 28.9°S 115.867°E / -28.9; 115.867
Population 81 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1928
Postcode(s) 6627
Elevation 342 m (1,122 ft)
Location
  • 401 km (249 mi) N of Perth
  • 13 km (8 mi) NW of Gutha
LGA(s) Shire of Morawa
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Canna is a small town in the Mid West region of Western Australia. It is located between the towns of Morawa and Mullewa on the Mullewa-Wubin Road. At the 2006 census, Canna had a population of 81.[1]

Originating as a railway siding on the Wongan Hills to Mullewa railway line the public works department planned to locate a station named Pindawa on the present site. The name was regarded as unsuitable due to its similarity to the existing town of Pindar so in 1914 it was decided to use Canna instead. The townsite was gazetted in 1928.[2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Canna (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – C". Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "CBH Receival Sites - Contact Details" (PDF). 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2013.