North Bannister, Western Australia

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North Bannister
Western Australia
North Bannister is located in Western Australia
North Bannister
North Bannister
Coordinates 32°32′17″S 116°28′41″E / 32.538°S 116.478°E / -32.538; 116.478Coordinates: 32°32′17″S 116°28′41″E / 32.538°S 116.478°E / -32.538; 116.478
Postcode(s) 6390
Elevation 337 m (1,106 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Wandering
State electorate(s) Wagin
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

North Bannister is a small town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 94 kilometres (58 mi) south-southeast of the state capital, Perth along Albany Highway between Armadale and Williams.

The town's name honours Captain Thomas Bannister who discovered the nearby Bannister River, a tributary of the Hotham River, in 1830 while leading the first overland expedition from Perth to King George Sound (now Albany). The name was applied to the river in 1832 by Surveyor-General John Septimus Roe.[1]

Today, North Bannister Roadhouse, a roadhouse with takeaway and sit-down meals, operates on Albany Highway. The roadhouse is a stop on the Transwa bus services to Albany (GS1) and Esperance (GE1).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 2015-02-16. Retrieved 2007-03-25. 
  2. ^ GS1 timetable (1 November 2006) and GE1 timetable (1 November 2006). Retrieved on 25 March 2007.