Horrocks, Western Australia

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Horrocks
Western Australia
Horrocks is located in Western Australia
Horrocks
Horrocks
Coordinates 28°22′54″S 114°25′49″E / 28.38165°S 114.43039°E / -28.38165; 114.43039Coordinates: 28°22′54″S 114°25′49″E / 28.38165°S 114.43039°E / -28.38165; 114.43039
Population 138 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6535
Elevation 10 m (33 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Northampton
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
27.7 °C
82 °F
15.4 °C
60 °F
433 mm
17 in

Horrocks also known as Horrocks Beach is a coastal 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 2016 census Horrocks had a population of 138 people in 184 dwellings (63 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) 62% 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Horrocks (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 April 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Main Roads WA - Distance from Perth". 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  3. ^ Old Bailey Proceedings Online (accessed 28 January 2018), Trial of Joseph Lucas Horrocks. (t18510407-848, 7 April 1851).
  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.