Pantapin, Western Australia

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Western Australia
Pantapin is located in Western Australia
Coordinates 31°57′00″S 117°39′00″E / 31.95000°S 117.65000°E / -31.95000; 117.65000Coordinates: 31°57′00″S 117°39′00″E / 31.95000°S 117.65000°E / -31.95000; 117.65000
Population 141 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1913
Postcode(s) 6384
Elevation 344 m (1,129 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Quairading
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Pantapin in a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

The town originated as a railway siding that was planned in 1912 as part of the Quairading to Bruce Rock line. The town was initially named Ulakain, after a nearby well, and was gazetted under that name in 1914.

The name proved problematic and was changed in 1921.[2]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Pantapin (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – P". Retrieved 2008-10-04.