Marchagee, Western Australia

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Marchagee
Western Australia
Marchagee is located in Western Australia
Marchagee
Marchagee
Coordinates30°03′S 116°04′E / 30.050°S 116.067°E / -30.050; 116.067Coordinates: 30°03′S 116°04′E / 30.050°S 116.067°E / -30.050; 116.067
Population128 (2006 census)[1]
Established1927
Postcode(s)6515
Elevation324 m (1,063 ft)
Location
  • 243 km (151 mi) north of Perth
  • 65 km (40 mi) north of Moora
  • 62 km (39 mi) west of Dalwallinu
LGA(s)Shire of Coorow
State electorate(s)Moore
Federal Division(s)Durack

Marchagee is a small townsite located 243 km north of Perth in the Mid West region of Western Australia.

A reserve for travellers was kept aside in the area in 1876, and the name recorded by the surveyor was Marchagee Well. The name is Aboriginal but its meaning is unknown.

In 1899 the Midland Railway Company established a station at Marchagee.

Some large lots were surveyed for agricultural purposes in 1906, and the townsite was gazetted in 1927.[2]

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Marchagee (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 September 2008.
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – M". Retrieved 16 September 2008.
  3. ^ "CBH receival sites" (PDF). 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2013.

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