Lake King, Western Australia

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Lake King
Western Australia
Lake King Agencies.jpg
Lake King Agencies, 2015
Lake King is located in Western Australia
Lake King
Lake King
Coordinates 33°05′10″S 119°40′19″E / 33.086°S 119.672°E / -33.086; 119.672Coordinates: 33°05′10″S 119°40′19″E / 33.086°S 119.672°E / -33.086; 119.672
Population 219 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1936
Postcode(s) 6356
Elevation 344 m (1,129 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Lake Grace
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Lake King is a town in the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 464 kilometres (288 mi) from Perth along State Route 107 between Wagin and Ravensthorpe.

Lake King is named after a nearby lake which in turn was named after the Surveyor General of Western Australia, Henry Sandford King, by Marshall Fox, the surveyor from Narrogin.

Settlers began arriving in the area in 1928 shortly after the area was surveyed and land was released. The town struggled through the depression but thrived in the postwar years on the back of high wool and wheat prices.[2]

The Lake King Progress Association lobbied the government to declare a townsite in 1935 and the town was gazetted in 1936.[3]

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Lake King (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "The history of Lake King". 2006. Retrieved 29 September 2008. 
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – L". Retrieved 30 September 2008. 
  4. ^ "CBH receival sites" (PDF). 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2013.