Varley, Western Australia

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Varley
Western Australia
Varley is located in Western Australia
Varley
Varley
Coordinates 32°48′S 119°30′E / 32.800°S 119.500°E / -32.800; 119.500Coordinates: 32°48′S 119°30′E / 32.800°S 119.500°E / -32.800; 119.500
Established 1939
Postcode(s) 6355
Elevation 325 m (1,066 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Lake Grace
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Varley is a small town located between Hyden and Lake King in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

The area surrounding the town was opened for agricultural purposes in the 1930s and by 1938 the local progress association began campaigning to have the townsite gazetted. The move was approved in 1938 and the townsite was gazetted on 22 November, 1939.[1] The town is named after the nearby Lake Varley and Varley Rock which were both named by the explorer Frank Hann in 1901. It is thought that Hann was honouring a public surant in the mines department, Gustavus Varley.

The main industry in town is wheat and grain farming with the town being a Cooperative Bulk Handling receival site.[2]

The town has a population of approximately 200 living in the town and district. The facilities in Varley include a comprehensive museum, recreation centre and golf course. Nearby attractions include the Rabbit Proof Fence and the abandoned gold mining town of Hatters Hill.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – V". Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  2. ^ "CBH Receival Sites - Contact Details" (PDF). 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to the Shire of Lake Grace". 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-12.