Gutha, Western Australia
Gutha Hall (erected 1937)
|Elevation||253 m (830 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Morawa|
The first Europeans to pass through the Gutha area were government Assistant Surveyor Augustus Charles Gregory and Francis Thomas Gregory (both attached to the department of the Surveyor-General) and their brother Henry Churchman Gregory, on a public-private funded expedition to search for new agricultural land beyond the settled areas. They passed 5 km (3 mi) north of Gutha on 8 September 1846, on their way to the Irwin River.
In 1913 it was decided to establish a railway siding there, 26 km (16 mi) north of Morawa on the Wongan Hills – Mullewa railway. The district surveyor suggested the name "Muthingutha", the Aboriginal name of a nearby rockhole. This was shortened to Gutha by the Lands Department, and Gutha siding was established in 1915. It was gazetted as a townsite in 1914.
- "Personal". Geraldton Guardian and Express (The West Australian). Perth, WA. 1 October 1937. p. 26. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
- Gregory, Augustus Charles; Gregory, Francis Thomas (1884). Journals of Australian Explorations. Brisbane: James C. Beal, Government Printer. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
- "Wongan Hills-Mullewa Line". The West Australian. Perth, WA. 2 April 1915. p. 6. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – G". Retrieved 2 October 2008.
- "CBH receival sites" (PDF). 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
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