Kokardine, Western Australia

Kokardine is a locality in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, northwest of Koorda. It is located within the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu.[1]

Kokardine
Western Australia
Kokardine is located in Western Australia
Kokardine
Kokardine
Coordinates30°41′S 117°11′E / 30.69°S 117.18°E / -30.69; 117.18Coordinates: 30°41′S 117°11′E / 30.69°S 117.18°E / -30.69; 117.18
Elevation397 m (1,302 ft)
Location
  • 190 km (118 mi) NE of Perth
  • 33 km (21 mi) NW of Koorda
LGA(s)Shire of Wongan-Ballidu
State electorate(s)Moore
Federal Division(s)Durack

The name Kokardine, which may mean "water in the grass", is derived from the Aboriginal name of a nearby soak, first recorded by a surveyor in 1892.[2]

HistoryEdit

In 1927, with the Ejanding North railway under construction between the towns now known as Amery and Kalannie, the Wongan Hills road board asked that a townsite be set aside at the siding and place later named Kokardine. The townsite was gazetted in 1929.[2]

See alsoEdit

  • CBH class – a class of locomotive, one of which is named after the locality

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Map of Kokardine, WA". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Digital Atlas Pty Limited. Retrieved 12 September 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "History of Country Town Names". Landgate website. Western Australian Land Information Authority. Retrieved 12 September 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)