Tammin, Western Australia
|Population||162 (2011 census)|
|Elevation||311 m (1,020 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Tammin|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
Tammin is a town in the central agricultural region of Western Australia, 184 kilometres (114 mi) east of Perth and midway between the towns of Cunderdin and Kellerberrin on the Great Eastern Highway.
The first European to settle in the area was John Packham in 1893. The railway to Southern Cross was constructed through the area in 1894-95, and Tammin was one of the original stations when the line opened in 1895. As the surrounding area developed for agriculture, there was sufficient demand for land in the area for the government to declare a townsite, and Tammin townsite was gazetted in 1899.
Tammin is an Aboriginal name derived from the nearby Tammin Rock, a name first recorded by the explorer Charles Cooke Hunt in 1864. The rock possibly derives its name from the "Tammar", the Aboriginal name of the "Black Gloved Wallaby" which was once found in this area. Another source records it as possibly meaning "a grandmother or a grandfather".
The local Agricultural Hall was opened in 1911 by the Minister of Agriculture.
|Preceding station||Transwa Trains network||Following station|
East Perth – Merredin
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tammin (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
- "Shire of Tammin Website". 2006. Retrieved 14 September 2008.
- "CBH receival sites" (PDF). 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
- "Country". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 22 June 1911. p. 5. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
- "Country elevators". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- AvonLink Timetable
- Prospector Timetable
Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – T". Retrieved 2 October 2008.