Bullfinch, Western Australia

Bullfinch is a small town in the eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

Bullfinch
Western Australia
Bullfinch is located in Western Australia
Bullfinch
Bullfinch
Coordinates30°59′09″S 119°06′52″E / 30.98583°S 119.11444°E / -30.98583; 119.11444Coordinates: 30°59′09″S 119°06′52″E / 30.98583°S 119.11444°E / -30.98583; 119.11444
Population34 (2016 census)[1]
Established1910
Postcode(s)6484
Elevation359 m (1,178 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Shire of Yilgarn
State electorate(s)Eyre
Federal Division(s)O'Connor

The town was gazetted in 1910. Gold mining is its largest industry.

Gold was first discovered in the area in December 1909 by prospector Charley Jones. The Bullfinch No 1, 2 and 3 were the first leases claimed. The Bullfinch mine closed in 1921, but other mines opened during a boom following World War II.[2][3][4][5]

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.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bullfinch(State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2019.  
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – B". Retrieved 4 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Mining". The Southern Cross Times. 1 January 1910. p. 2. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ "How the Bullfinch was found". The Northern Miner. Charters Towers, Qld. 3 November 1910. p. 6. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ "The Bullfinch Mine". The Observer. Adelaide. 12 November 1910. p. 52. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Country elevators". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013.