Nungarin, Western Australia
Railway Avenue, Nungarin, 2014
|Population||142 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||296 m (971 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Nungarin|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
Nungarin is a town located in the North Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, approximately 278 kilometres (173 mi) east of Perth and 39 kilometres (24 mi) north of Merredin. It is the main town in the Shire of Nungarin. At the 2006 census, Nungarin had a population of 142.
The local Hall was being built in 1919, and was open by the following year. . A large fire in 1922 destroyed Messrs Thomas and Thicks store along with the post office branch and the managers residence of the Nungarin Farmers Cooperative Society. It was not known what caused the fire which caused damage estimated at £12,000. The Farmers Cooperative reopened in the Hall and the post office moved to the station building.
In 1932 the Wheat Pool of Western Australia announced that the town would have two grain elevators, each fitted with an engine, installed at the railway siding. Construction of the bins for the bulk handling of wheat commenced late in 1933 with 30 men employed to complete the work.
During the second world war it was an important army ordnance camp – 5 Base Ordnance Depot was established at the Nungarin Army Depot and Workshop. The site for the Army Depot was apparently selected as it was outside the range of Japanese carrier-based aircraft, and was readily accessible by the rail network.
The former army camp is now the site of the Nungarin Heritage Machinery and Army Museum The former Nungarin railway station building has been relocated to the Bennett Brook Railway at Whiteman Park in Perth.
Polling place statistics are shown below showing the votes from Nungarin in the federal and state elections as indicated.
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