Koorda, Western Australia
Koorda is a town in the north eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, approximately 236 kilometres (147 mi) east of Perth and 43 kilometres (27 mi) north of Wyalkatchem at the northeastern end of the Cowcowing Lakes. It is the main town in the Shire of Koorda. At the 2006 census, Koorda had a population of 260.
Railway Street, Koorda, 2018
|Population||260 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||307 m (1,007 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Koorda|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
In 1913 the government decided to construct a railway from Wyalkatchem to Mount Marshall (southeast of Bencubbin), and the Central Cowcowing Progress Association requested that land be set aside for a townsite at the proposed siding in this area. In 1914 the Jirimbi and Mulji Progress Association again requested a townsite here, and also in 1914 the proposed siding here was named Koorda at the suggestion of J Hope, the Chief Draftsman in the Lands Department. Hope took the name from a list of words obtained from a Noongar in the Margaret River area, the meaning being given as a "married person". Problems regarding resumption of land for the townsite and the exact siting of the siding meant that the townsite was not gazetted until 1917.
Polling place statistics are shown below showing the votes from Koorda in the federal and state elections as indicated.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Koorda (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
- "CBH receival sites" (PDF). 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
- "New Townsite on the Wyalkatchem-Mount Marshall Railway – Koorda (per 1517/13)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 2 February 1917. pp. 1917:155.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – K". Retrieved 25 March 2007.
- "Country elevators". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 6 July 1932. p. 10. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
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