Shire of Cunderdin

The Shire of Cunderdin is a local government area located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 105 kilometres (65 mi) west of Merredin and about 155 kilometres (96 mi) east of Perth, the state capital. The Shire covers an area of 1,864 square kilometres (720 sq mi), and its seat of government is the town of Cunderdin.

Shire of Cunderdin
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Population1,457 (2016 ABS Census)[1]
 • Density0.78157/km2 (2.0243/sq mi)
Gazetted1906 (Cunderdin townsite)
Postcode(s)6407
Area1,864.2 km2 (719.8 sq mi)
Shire PresidentDennis Whisson
Council seatCunderdin
RegionWheatbelt
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Durack
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WebsiteShire of Cunderdin
LGAs around Shire of Cunderdin:
Goomalling Dowerin Wyalkatchem
Northam Shire of Cunderdin Tammin
York Quairading Quairading

HistoryEdit

On 14 December 1894, the Meckering Road District was created, changing its name to the Cunderdin Road District on 3 November 1944. On 1 July 1961, it became a Shire following the passage of the Local Government Act 1960, which reformed all remaining road districts into shires.[2]

WardsEdit

All wards in the shire were abolished before the 3 May 2003 election. Prior to this, it had 8 councillors representing two wards - West Ward (3 councillors) and Central Ward (5 councillors).

Towns and localitiesEdit

Cunderdin MuseumEdit

The Shire owned Cunderdin Museum is situated in the former No 3 Steam Pumping Station in Forrest Street with its tall chimney visible for miles. It has the largest local collection of memorabilia, information and photographs of the history of the Cunderdin-Meckering area, including one of the best displays of farm equipment, original steam driven water pumping machinery, railway carriages, and even includes a Tiger Moth.

The interactive Earthquake House, gives visitors a real appreciation of what the 1968 Meckering Earthquake felt like.

Open 10am to 4pm Daily (except Christmas Day and Good Friday).

The Museum is also the home of the Cunderdin Men's Shed.

PopulationEdit

Year Population
1911 2,115
1921 2,183
1933 2,745
1947 2,445
1954 2,130
1961 2,014
1966 2,114
1971 1,862
1976 1,586
1981 1,630
1986 1,484
1991 1,389
1996 1,368
2001 1,374
2006 1,250

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2016/quickstat/LGA52450?opendocument
  2. ^ WA Electoral Commission, Municipality Boundary Amendments Register (release 3.0), 31 July 2007.

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Coordinates: 31°39′22″S 117°14′38″E / 31.656°S 117.244°E / -31.656; 117.244