Mooliabeenee, Western Australia

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Mooliabeenee (also found misspelt as Mooliabeenie) is a locality in Western Australia, east of Gingin, within the Shire of Chittering.

The nearby Mooliabeenie[a] station lies on the Millendon Junction (near Midland) to Dongara section of the railway line now managed by Arc Infrastructure.[2][3] It was originally built in 1894 as part of the Midland Railway.[1]

Also nearby is a disused 1,500 m (4,900 ft) long airstrip which was used by the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and associated with the Caversham Airfield at Middle Swan.[4] Like the Caversham Airfield, the Mooliabeenee Airfield was later used as a motor racing track.[5][6][7] Local car clubs regularly use the site for motorkhana events.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The station was originally spelt Mooliabeenee but the spelling changed c. 1965.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MRWA Stations & Sidings". Carnamah Historical Society & Museum. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Rail Track Inventory : Location Details > Millendon Junction - Moora". Arc Infrastructure. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Rail Freight Network Map" (PDF). Arc Infrastructure. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  4. ^ Middle Swan Airfield Caversham, WA During WW2
  5. ^ Walker, Terry (1995). Fast Tracks - Australia's Motor Racing Circuits 1904-1995. Sydney: Turton & Armstrong. p. 114. ISBN 0908031556.
  6. ^ Galpin, Darren. "Mooliabeenie". GEL Motorsport Information Page. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Mooliabeenee (WA)". www.speedwayandroadracehistory.com. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

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Coordinates: 31°20′16″S 116°0′55″E / 31.33778°S 116.01528°E / -31.33778; 116.01528