Hester, Western Australia

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Hester
Western Australia
Hester is located in Western Australia
Hester
Hester
Coordinates 33°54′32″S 116°9′40″E / 33.90889°S 116.16111°E / -33.90889; 116.16111Coordinates: 33°54′32″S 116°9′40″E / 33.90889°S 116.16111°E / -33.90889; 116.16111
Established 1898
Postcode(s) 6254
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes
State electorate(s) Blackwood-Stirling
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Hester is a small town in the South West region of Western Australia, 7 km north of Bridgetown on the railway.

It was gazetted a townsite in 1899, and was originally a siding on the Donnybrook to Bridgetown railway, opened in 1898. The town derives its name from the nearby Hester Brook, a name first recorded by surveyor John Forrest in 1866. Hester Brook is named after Edward Godfrey Hester, an early settler (late 1850s) of the Bridgetown district.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – H". Retrieved 2007-06-08.