Gunyidi, Western Australia

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Gunyidi
Western Australia
Gunyidi is located in Western Australia
Gunyidi
Gunyidi
Coordinates 30°09′S 116°05′E / 30.150°S 116.083°E / -30.150; 116.083Coordinates: 30°09′S 116°05′E / 30.150°S 116.083°E / -30.150; 116.083
Established 1930
Postcode(s) 6513
Elevation 295 m (968 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Coorow
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Gunyidi is a small town in the Shire of Coorow. The town is situated between Moora and Carnamah in the Mid West region of Western Australia.

The town was originally a siding along the Midlands Railway and was initially known as Siberia Fettlers Camp which was established in 1906. The name was soon changed to Gunnyidi.[1] It was declared as a town in 1930 and the name was officially changed to the present spelling in 1973.

The name is Aboriginal in origin and is a shortened name for a nearby well Mungerdegunyidie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – G". Retrieved 2011-03-12.