Koojan, Western Australia

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Koojan
Western Australia
Koojan is located in Western Australia
Koojan
Koojan
Coordinates 30°48′S 116°01′E / 30.800°S 116.017°E / -30.800; 116.017Coordinates: 30°48′S 116°01′E / 30.800°S 116.017°E / -30.800; 116.017
Established 1910
Postcode(s) 6510
Elevation 201 m (659 ft)
Location
  • 160 km (99 mi) North of Perth
  • 18 km (11 mi) South of Moora
LGA(s) Shire of Moora
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Koojan is a small town located between Moora and Bindoon in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

When the Midland railway was opened in 1894 the site of the present town was established as a railway siding. Some time afterward the area was surveyed and subdivided and the town was gazeted in 1910.[1]

The town is named after the Aboriginal word for a nearby pool of the Moore River. The name was first recorded on maps which were surveyed in 1861 but the meaning of the word is unknown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – C". Retrieved 2011-03-20.