Noongar, Western Australia

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Western Australia
Noongar is located in Western Australia
Coordinates 31°19′58″S 118°58′14″E / 31.332691°S 118.970498°E / -31.332691; 118.970498Coordinates: 31°19′58″S 118°58′14″E / 31.332691°S 118.970498°E / -31.332691; 118.970498
Population abandoned
Established 1896
Postcode(s) 6427
Elevation 399 m (1,309 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Yilgarn
State electorate(s) Eyre
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Noongar was a small town located halfway between Burracoppin and Southern Cross on the Great Eastern Highway in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

Noongar originated in 1894 as Siding No. 10 on the Yilgarn Railway from Northam to Southern Cross. A stationmaster's house was constructed in 1896, but was burnt to the ground in 1898. The stationmaster was withdrawn in 1907. The area was largely developed for agricultural purposes by 1924, when the need for a townsite became apparent. Lots were surveyed early in 1925 and the townsite was gazetted later the same year.[1][2][3][4][5]

The name of the town is Aboriginal in origin and means big tree near small waterhole.[3]


  1. ^ "Northam-Yilgarn Railway". The Inquirer and Commercial News. Perth, WA. 8 May 1896. p. 3. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "The alleged robbery at Fremantle". Albany Advertiser. 8 December 1898. p. 3. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – N". Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  4. ^ City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder (27 February 2016). "Station Masters House (fmr), Kalgoorlie". inHerit. Perth, WA: Heritage Council, Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Topics of the Week". Bunbury Herald. 18 April 1894. p. 2. Retrieved 19 July 2016.