Howatharra, Western Australia

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Howatharra
Western Australia
Howatharra is located in Western Australia
Howatharra
Howatharra
Coordinates28°32′S 114°58′E / 28.533°S 114.967°E / -28.533; 114.967Coordinates: 28°32′S 114°58′E / 28.533°S 114.967°E / -28.533; 114.967
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Chapman Valley
State electorate(s)Moore
Federal Division(s)Durack

Howatharra is a small town in the Mid West region of the Australian state of Western Australia, between the city of Geraldton and the town of Binnu. It is situated just off the North West Coastal Highway and on the Oakagee River.

The town was originally a railway siding on the Northampton railway line that was established in 1908 after the surrounding land was opened up for agriculture in the early 1900s. Initially the town was known as Howatharra and also Webb's Siding and was gazetted as the former in 1909.[1]

The town's name is Aboriginal in origin, and is the local name for a nearby spring.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – H". Retrieved 12 March 2011.