Eradu, Western Australia

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Eradu
Western Australia
Eradu is located in Western Australia
Eradu
Eradu
Coordinates 28°41′S 115°02′E / 28.683°S 115.033°E / -28.683; 115.033Coordinates: 28°41′S 115°02′E / 28.683°S 115.033°E / -28.683; 115.033
Established 1920
Postcode(s) 6532
Elevation 177 m (581 ft)
Location
LGA(s) City of Greater Geraldton
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Eradu is a small town in Western Australia located in the Mid West region of Western Australia 34 kilometres (21 mi) east of Geraldton on the Geraldton-Mount Magnet road.

Following the opening of the Nangulu-Mullewa railway line in 1894 a station was opened at the location of the current town-site. The name of the station was Greenough River until 1903. It remained a station with a station master from 1915 to 1921 and was gazetted as a town in 1920.[1] The station later became a siding until it was closed in 1973.

The name is Aboriginal in origin and is the name of a pool found in the nearby Greenough River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – L". Retrieved 2011-02-04.