Manmanning, Western Australia

Manmanning is a small Wheatbelt town in Western Australia.

Manmanning
Western Australia
Manmanning is located in Western Australia
Manmanning
Manmanning
Coordinates30°51′S 117°06′E / 30.850°S 117.100°E / -30.850; 117.100Coordinates: 30°51′S 117°06′E / 30.850°S 117.100°E / -30.850; 117.100
Population116 (2006 census)[1]
Established1929
Postcode(s)6465
Elevation375 m (1,230 ft)
Location
  • 170 km (106 mi) north east of Perth
  • 37 km (23 mi) east north east of Wongan Hills
  • 39 km (24 mi) north of Dowerin
LGA(s)Shire of Dowerin
State electorate(s)Moore
Federal Division(s)Durack

The name of the town first appeared on charts drawn in 1907, and was the Indigenous Australian name of a soak located close to the townsite.

The townsite was originally a railway siding on the Ejanding North line and land was set aside for settlers in 1927. The townsite was gazetted in 1929.[2]

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Manmanning (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 October 2008.
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – M". Retrieved 9 October 2008.
  3. ^ "CBH receival sites" (PDF). 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2013.