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Dinninup is a small town located in the South West region of Western Australia. It is situated between Boyup Brook and Kojonup.

The towns name is Aboriginal in origin and is the name of a brook that is situated close to town. First recorded by surveyors in 1877, the meaning of the name is unknown. Originating as a railway station on the Boyup Brook to Kojonup line, early settlers had requested for land to be set aside for a town site in 1906. The line was completed in 1910 and the Dinninup station was opened at the same time. The town was gazetted in 1915.[1]

References

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2011-04-02.
  2. Information taken from the Wikipedia web site.

Mayanup is a small town located in the South West region of Western Australia. It is situated between Boyup Brook and Kojonup. At the 2006 census, Mayanup had a population of 323.[1]

The area was opened for selection in the early 1900s and in 1904 the lands guide in the area asked the Lands Department to put space aside for a town site at Scotts Brook. Land was set aside in 1905 even though the District Surveyor felt that there was insufficient demand. The area was initially known as Scotts Brook and also as Gnowergerup, the Aboriginal name of a nearby brook. Lots were surveyed in 1906 and the Upper Blackwood suggested the name of Mayanup. The town was gazetted in 1907.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mayanup (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2011-03-25.
  3. Information taken from the Wikipedia web site.

Wilga is a small town located between Donnybrook and Boyup Brook in the South West region of Western Australia.

A railway between Donnybrook and Boyup Brook was opened in 1908 with Wilga originating as a railway siding. Built to serve the Adelaide Timber company the forested area around the town was felled and sent to nearby mills. Land was set aside for a town in 1912 and later surveyed. The town was gazetted in 1915.[1] Mr Fred Hoad and his wife Lily became the first settlers, living in a tent until the mill provided enough timber to build their home.

The name of the town is thought to have come from the nearby Wilgee Springs which first appeared on maps of the area in 1894. The name Wilgee is Aboriginal in origin and means ochre or pigment that is worn in ceremonies. The nearest saw mill was established in 1925 about 10km from town and was named Woop Woop.

References

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names". Retrieved 2011-03-21.
  2. ^ Gunzburg, Adrian and Austin, Jeff (2008) Rails through the Bush: Timber and Firewood Tramways and Railway Contractors of Western Australia Perth, W.A. Rail Heritage WA. ISBN 978-0-9803922-2-7 - see pages 132-134 re Wilga Mill.
  3. Information taken from the Wikipedia web site.

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