Cadoux, Western Australia

Cadoux is a town in the northeastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. It is about 180 kilometres (112 mi) northeast of Perth, within the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu.

Western Australia
Cadoux Traders, 2018 (01).jpg
Cadoux Traders, 2018
Cadoux is located in Western Australia
Coordinates30°46′05″S 117°08′06″E / 30.768°S 117.135°E / -30.768; 117.135Coordinates: 30°46′05″S 117°08′06″E / 30.768°S 117.135°E / -30.768; 117.135
Population67 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation372 m (1,220 ft)
Location180 km (112 mi) from Perth
LGA(s)Shire of Wongan-Ballidu
State electorate(s)Moore
Federal Division(s)Durack

The townsite was gazetted in 1929[2] and the railway siding was opened in the same year. It was on the Amery–Kalannie line at 149 miles 49 chains.

The main industry in town is wheat farming with the town being a Cooperative Bulk Handling receival site.[3]

Cadoux earthquakeEdit

On 2 June 1979 there was a significant earthquake just east of the town. It had a Richter magnitude of 6.1 and was the second most damaging earthquake in the history of Western Australia. Damage to the area was estimated to be A$3.8 million (in 1979 dollars). Only one injury was recorded in the entire earthquake. This was a broken arm sustained by a child from falling masonry.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Cadoux (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 March 2018.  
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – C". Retrieved 8 June 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "CBH Receival Sites - Contact Details" (PDF). 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  4. ^ Margot Lang (27 June 1979). "West Australians rally to help after rare earthquake". Trove. The Australian Woman's Weekly. Retrieved 28 May 2020.


  • Higham, Geoffrey Where was That? an historical gazetteer of Western Australia. Geoproject Solutions, Winthrop, W.A. ISBN 0-646-44186-8
  • Lewis, J.D., Daetwyler, N.A., Bunting, J.A. and Moncreiff, J.S. (1981)"The Cadoux Earthquake 2 June 1979" Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 11, pp 69,
  • Naismith, M. (1979) Report on the Cadoux earthquake, June 1979. Perth: Structures Branch, Architectural Division, Public Works Department of W.A.

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