Cuballing, Western Australia

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Cuballing
Western Australia
Cuballing West Road, Cuballing, 2014.JPG
Cuballing West Road, 2014
Cuballing is located in Western Australia
Cuballing
Cuballing
Coordinates32°49′S 117°11′E / 32.82°S 117.18°E / -32.82; 117.18Coordinates: 32°49′S 117°11′E / 32.82°S 117.18°E / -32.82; 117.18
Population458 (2016 census)[1]
Established1889
Postcode(s)6311
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Cuballing
State electorate(s)Roe
Federal Division(s)O'Connor

Cuballing is a town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, on Great Southern Highway, between Pingelly and Narrogin. At the 2006 census, Cuballing had a population of 335.[2]

History[edit]

The name is of Aboriginal origin and was first recorded in a lease application in 1868 relating to a pool near the town, and was previously spelt "Cubballing" or "Cooballing". The townsite was gazetted in 1899 and was one of the original stations on the Great Southern Railway.[3] By 1903, a school and district hall had been appointed and the town had its own Road Board (later to become the Shire Council in 1961), and by 1906, two butcher shops, two banks, a hall, a post office, a coffee house, two blacksmiths, two churches, a boarding house and a hotel served the town's population. Many of these buildings have been preserved and can still be seen today.

However, the town did not grow after the 1920s, presumably due to the size and economic opportunity in nearby Narrogin, and in 1946 the primary school closed, meaning pupils had to travel to neighbouring towns.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cuballing (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cuballing (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – C". Retrieved 17 January 2007.
  4. ^ Shire of Cuballing. "History - Cuballing". Archived from the original on 23 August 2006. Retrieved 14 October 2006.

External links[edit]

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