Ejanding, Western Australia

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Ejanding
Western Australia
Ejanding is located in Western Australia
Ejanding
Ejanding
Coordinates 31°06′18″S 117°06′36″E / 31.105°S 117.11°E / -31.105; 117.11Coordinates: 31°06′18″S 117°06′36″E / 31.105°S 117.11°E / -31.105; 117.11
Established 1930
Postcode(s) 6461
Elevation 299 m (981 ft)
Location
  • 186 km (116 mi) NE of Perth
  • 20 km (12 mi) NNE of Dowerin
LGA(s) Shire of Dowerin
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack

Ejanding is a townsite in the central Wheatbelt, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-northeast of Dowerin. It was originally a siding on the Ejanding Northward railway, a line built between the town now known as Amery, and Kalannie, around 1927. Amery was originally named Ejanding in 1910, but was changed to Amery in 1928. Ejanding was gazetted as a townsite in 1930, and is Aboriginal in origin. It derives its name from "Hejanding Well", a name first recorded by the surveyor/explorer Augustus Gregory in 1846.[1]

Ejanding used to have a Primary school. It operated from 1926 till 2000, closing due to low numbers. Currently Ejanding has a few houses, a wheatbin and railway siding, and is the location of the Dowerin Go Kart Club.

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – E". Retrieved 2007-06-08. 
  2. ^ "CBH receival sites" (PDF). 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2013.