Dalyup, Western Australia

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Dalyup
Western Australia
Dalyup is located in Western Australia
Dalyup
Dalyup
Coordinates33°43′S 121°35′E / 33.71°S 121.59°E / -33.71; 121.59Coordinates: 33°43′S 121°35′E / 33.71°S 121.59°E / -33.71; 121.59
Established1962
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Esperance
State electorate(s)Roe
Federal Division(s)O'Connor

Dalyup is a small town in Western Australia located about 680 kilometres (423 mi) south east of Perth between Munglinup and Esperance on the South Coast Highway in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

The town takes its name from the Dalyup River that is situated adjacent to the town. The name is Aboriginal in origin and thought to be the Noongar word for the western king parrot or hookbill.[1] The townsite was gazetted on 18 May 1962, although there had been agricultural settlement in the area since 1896.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – D". Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  2. ^ "New Townsite — Dalyup (per 3949/56)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 18 May 1962. p. 1962:1280. See also 20 March 1896, p.449 (file 1933/95).