Gibson, Western Australia
|Population||475 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||218 m (715 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Esperance|
The population of the area was 16 (7 males and 9 females) in 1898.
Gibson was originally proposed in about 1910 as a siding on the Esperance Branch Railway due to a reliable water source in the area, named by surveyor A. W. Canning after a man who discovered the soak whilst searching for stock.. The railway itself was not completed until 1925, but the townsite was gazetted on 19 October 1921.
It is served by a station on the Westnet railway network, and is also the site of the Esperance Airport. In 2009, a 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) long crossing called by this name but located slightly away from the town was built.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Gibson (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
- "Population of Western Australia". Western Mail. Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia. 22 April 1898. p. 23. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- Western Australian Government Gazette, file 2874/16, 19 October 1921, page 1921:1889.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – G". Retrieved 15 February 2011.
- Railway Digest October 2009, p17
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