Nabawa, Western Australia

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Nabawa
Western Australia
Nabawa is located in Western Australia
Nabawa
Nabawa
Coordinates 28°30′00″S 114°47′20″E / 28.5°S 114.789°E / -28.5; 114.789Coordinates: 28°30′00″S 114°47′20″E / 28.5°S 114.789°E / -28.5; 114.789
Established 1897
Postcode(s) 6532
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Chapman Valley
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Nabawa is a small town in the Mid West region of Western Australia, and is located in the Shire of Chapman Valley 42 kilometres (26 mi) northeast of the city of Geraldton.

History[edit]

Nabawa derives its name from Nabawar Pool, a pool in the Chapman River first recorded by a surveyor in 1857. This Aboriginal word is said to mean "camp far away". The current spelling of Nabawa has been in use since 1872.

A Roman Catholic Assisted School was established in 1889.[1] When the Upper Chapman railway was opened in 1910, a siding was opened near the pool and named Nabawa. The railway closed in 1961, but in 1964, the Shire of Chapman Valley moved its administrative headquarters to Nabawa from Nanson, and a townsite was declared in 1965.[2]

Present day[edit]

The town contains Shire offices, a library, a community centre and playground, sport centre and oval, Tavern, Centenary park, St John Ambulance subcentre, Fire & Emergency Services subcentre and the Chapman Valley Primary School, which was established in 1892 and has, in 2013, 44 pupils between kindergarten and Year 7 who come from the surrounding agricultural district.

Climate[edit]

Nabawa is on the borderline of the semi-arid and Mediterranean climate zones, having hot dry summers and wet winters.

Climate data for Nabawa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 47.4
(117.3)
45.8
(114.4)
43.9
(111)
40.7
(105.3)
35.6
(96.1)
29.4
(84.9)
28.3
(82.9)
31.1
(88)
37.8
(100)
40.6
(105.1)
43.1
(109.6)
46.1
(115)
47.4
(117.3)
Average high °C (°F) 34.1
(93.4)
34.2
(93.6)
32.3
(90.1)
28.3
(82.9)
23.4
(74.1)
19.7
(67.5)
18.4
(65.1)
19.3
(66.7)
22.0
(71.6)
25.1
(77.2)
29.1
(84.4)
32.1
(89.8)
26.5
(79.7)
Average low °C (°F) 17.8
(64)
18.3
(64.9)
17.2
(63)
14.4
(57.9)
11.1
(52)
9.1
(48.4)
7.5
(45.5)
7.4
(45.3)
8.1
(46.6)
10.0
(50)
13.3
(55.9)
15.9
(60.6)
12.5
(54.5)
Record low °C (°F) 5.0
(41)
7.2
(45)
6.1
(43)
2.8
(37)
0.3
(32.5)
0.0
(32)
−0.3
(31.5)
−1.0
(30.2)
−0.3
(31.5)
2.2
(36)
4.7
(40.5)
1.5
(34.7)
−1.0
(30.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 6.7
(0.264)
13.0
(0.512)
14.4
(0.567)
22.2
(0.874)
63.7
(2.508)
97.7
(3.846)
92.7
(3.65)
63.8
(2.512)
35.9
(1.413)
20.8
(0.819)
10.4
(0.409)
6.1
(0.24)
447.5
(17.618)
Average precipitation days 1.6 2.2 2.6 4.8 9.4 12.4 13.4 11.6 8.7 5.9 3.2 1.8 77.6
Source: [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northampton". The W.A. Record. Perth, WA. 10 April 1890. p. 8. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – N". Retrieved 2007-05-23. 
  3. ^ "Climate statistics for Nabawa". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 

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