Cowcowing, Western Australia

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Cowcowing
Western Australia
Cowcowing is located in Western Australia
Cowcowing
Cowcowing
Coordinates 31°00′S 117°27′E / 31.000°S 117.450°E / -31.000; 117.450Coordinates: 31°00′S 117°27′E / 31.000°S 117.450°E / -31.000; 117.450
Established 1919
Postcode(s) 6485
Elevation 317 m (1,040 ft)
Location
  • 215 km (134 mi) North East of Perth
  • 21 km (13 mi) North East of Wyalkatchem
LGA(s) Shire of Wyalkatchem
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack

Cowcowing is a small town located just off the KoordaWyalkatchem road 215 kilometres (134 mi) from Perth in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

The town originated as a railway siding and was later gazetted as a townsite in 1919.[1] The name of the town is Aboriginal in origin and was first recorded by explorers in 1854. The name of the nearby lake recorded as Gow gow eeh lake, has now been renamed Cowcowing Lake; the meaning of the name remains unknown.

The town is a Cooperative Bulk Handling receival site.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – C". Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  2. ^ "CBH Receival Sites - Contact Details" (PDF). 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-31.