Goomalling, Western Australia

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Goomalling is a townsite in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 45 kilometres north-north-east of Northam, Western Australia.

Goomalling
Western Australia
Railway Terrace, Goomalling, 2013 (1).JPG
View of Railway Terrace, 2013.
Goomalling is located in Western Australia
Goomalling
Goomalling
Coordinates31°18′S 116°50′E / 31.30°S 116.83°E / -31.30; 116.83Coordinates: 31°18′S 116°50′E / 31.30°S 116.83°E / -31.30; 116.83
Population508 (SAL 2021)[1]
Established1903
Postcode(s)6460
Elevation239 m (784 ft)
Location
  • 132 km (82 mi) NE of Perth
  • 45 km (28 mi) NNE of Northam
LGA(s)Shire of Goomalling
State electorate(s)Moore
Federal division(s)Durack
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
25.6 °C
78 °F
11.3 °C
52 °F
367.6 mm
14.5 in

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[2]

HistoryEdit

The name Goomalling was first shown for a spring found by explorers Hillman and Lefroy in 1846. Hillman noted on his plan "rich grassy country", and squatters subsequently moved into the area. George Slater was the first in the Goomalling area, establishing a property around Goomalling Spring in the early 1850s.

The Goomalling Agricultural Hall was opened in 1898 by John Dempster MLC, who stood in for the Commissioner of Crown Lands, George Throssell, who was unable to make it to the event.[3]

When the Northam – Goomalling railway line was opened in 1902 the government decided to establish a townsite at Goomalling. It was gazetted in 1903. Goomalling is an Aboriginal word that means "the place of the silver-grey possum". Goomal is the Noongar word for this possum.[4]

An annual motor race meeting was held each year from 1949 to 1955, using a circuit that ran anti-clockwise along Railway Terrace-Lockyer St-Quinlan St-Forrest St-Eaton St-Throssell St-Railway Terrace.[5] The meetings featured short sprints and handicaps for cars and motorcycles, with the feature race being a 50-mile handicap for racing cars.[6]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Goomalling
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 45.6
(114.1)
46.9
(116.4)
43.0
(109.4)
40.0
(104.0)
35.0
(95.0)
27.6
(81.7)
25.8
(78.4)
29.5
(85.1)
33.1
(91.6)
40.3
(104.5)
43.0
(109.4)
45.0
(113.0)
46.9
(116.4)
Average high °C (°F) 34.7
(94.5)
33.9
(93.0)
31.0
(87.8)
26.6
(79.9)
22.0
(71.6)
18.4
(65.1)
17.2
(63.0)
18.0
(64.4)
20.5
(68.9)
25.2
(77.4)
29.1
(84.4)
32.0
(89.6)
25.7
(78.3)
Average low °C (°F) 16.8
(62.2)
17.4
(63.3)
15.5
(59.9)
12.6
(54.7)
9.5
(49.1)
7.6
(45.7)
6.5
(43.7)
6.2
(43.2)
6.9
(44.4)
9.1
(48.4)
12.5
(54.5)
14.9
(58.8)
11.3
(52.3)
Record low °C (°F) 8.8
(47.8)
2.8
(37.0)
5.6
(42.1)
2.8
(37.0)
0.0
(32.0)
−1.5
(29.3)
−1.2
(29.8)
−1.1
(30.0)
−0.1
(31.8)
0.0
(32.0)
2.5
(36.5)
6.6
(43.9)
−1.5
(29.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13.0
(0.51)
14.1
(0.56)
17.2
(0.68)
22.5
(0.89)
48.1
(1.89)
66.6
(2.62)
64.2
(2.53)
49.2
(1.94)
27.6
(1.09)
20.0
(0.79)
11.9
(0.47)
10.7
(0.42)
366.5
(14.43)
Average precipitation days 2.0 2.2 2.9 4.8 9.3 12.9 14.2 12.3 9.1 5.9 3.6 2.1 81.3
Source: [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Goomalling (Suburb and Locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  
  2. ^ "CBH receival sites" (PDF). 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Goomalling Agricultural Hall". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 19 February 1898. p. 7. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  4. ^ "History of country town names – G". Western Australian Land Information Authority. Retrieved 8 June 2007.
  5. ^ Galpin, Darren. "Goomalling". GEL Motorsport Information Page. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  6. ^ Walker, Terry (1995). Fast Tracks – Australia's Motor Racing Circuits 1904-1995. Sydney: Turton & Armstrong. p. 74. ISBN 0908031556.
  7. ^ "Climate statistics for Goomalling". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 13 July 2014.

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