Horrocks, Western Australia

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Western Australia
Horrocks is located in Western Australia
Coordinates 28°19′S 114°26′E / 28.32°S 114.44°E / -28.32; 114.44Coordinates: 28°19′S 114°26′E / 28.32°S 114.44°E / -28.32; 114.44
Population 131 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6535
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Northampton
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
 ? ? 433 mm
17 in

Horrocks also known as Horrocks Beach is a town in the Mid West region of Western Australia. It is located 499 kilometres (310 mi) north of the state capital, Perth and 22 kilometres (14 mi) west of Northampton, the closest major town.

In the 2011 census Horrocks had a population of 131 people in 196 dwellings (52 occupied). Most of the dwellings are holiday houses. The population of Horrocks fluctuates depending on tourism, with the town at full capacity during school holidays and throughout the summer. During the census (Tuesday 9 August) 63% of dwellings were unoccupied (national average 11%).[1][2]

The town was named after Joseph Lucas Horrocks, a convict who was transported to Western Australia in 1851 for forging and uttering. Horrocks received a conditional pardoned in 1856. He built a non-denominational and first church in Northampton.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Horrocks (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  2. ^ "Main Roads WA - Distance from Perth". 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Central Criminal Court, 6th Session, 1850-1851". Old Bailey Proceedings Online. Old Bailey Proceedings Online. 7 April 1851. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 848. Joseph Lucas Horrocks 
  4. ^ "Medical journal of the Marion, hired convict ship from 21 October 1851 to 7 February 1852". The National Archives, Kew. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Sydney Morning Herald - Horrocks". 2004-02-08. Retrieved 2009-04-12.