Pintharuka, Western Australia

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Western Australia
Pintharuka is located in Western Australia
Coordinates29°04′59″S 115°58′01″E / 29.083°S 115.967°E / -29.083; 115.967Coordinates: 29°04′59″S 115°58′01″E / 29.083°S 115.967°E / -29.083; 115.967
Elevation303 m (994 ft)
  • 386 km (240 mi) N of Perth
  • 10 km (6 mi) N of Morawa
LGA(s)Shire of Morawa
State electorate(s)Moore
Federal Division(s)Durack

Pintharuka is an abandoned townsite[1] in the Mid West region of Western Australia. The town is located between the towns of Morawa and Mullewa on the Mullewa-Wubin Road

During the planning of the railway to be constructed between Mullewa and Wongan Hills in 1912 the local progress association requested that a townsite be surveyed at the siding that was to be built in the present townsite. The name of the siding was chosen as Pintharika in 1913 and the townsite was gazetted later the same year.[2]

The area's main industry is in agriculture particularly cereal cropping and raising livestock. The town and area was flooded and many sheep killed in 1948 resulting from hail and rain from violent thunderstorms.[3]

The name of the town is taken from a nearby well which was surveyed and recorded in 1910. The name is Aboriginal in origin but its meaning is not known.

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.[4]

The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[5]


  1. ^ "Morowa Historical Society – Ghosttowns of Western Australia" (PDF). 2000. Retrieved 7 May 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – P". Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Thunderstorm damage". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 25 November 1948. p. 3. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Country elevators". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  5. ^ "CBH receival sites" (PDF). 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2013.