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Mt. Marshall Hall

BENCUBBIN

 

HEMA Map reference 74/A6

 

30 48' 43' S 117 51' 34' E

 

 

Where is this?


 

Statistics

 

Km from Perth

272

Population

190

Rainfall

320mm (148)

Max Temp

25.2C (46)

Min Temp

11.4C (-3.9)

Autogas

 

Telecentre

Yes

 

Caravan Park

 

Bencubbin

 

08 9685 1202

 

Services

 

Hospital

 08 9683 2044

RAC

131 111

Visitor Centre

08 9685 1202

Police

 08 9685 1220

 

Attractions

 

Pergandes, Marshall Rock, Museum, Welbungin Hill Well, North Cleary gemstone area, Bates Farm Museum, Biliburning Rock, Tampu Well, Crimpy's Tank.

 

Buildings of note

 

Unknown.

 

Calendar Of Events

 

Sep: Mt. Marshall Show. Oct: Fete.

 

Description

 

John S. Roe (you'll see this name a lot in this book) explored the area in 1836 after passing through the Avon Valley. He named a granite outcrop south of town after a friend (Marshall McDermott) who was something of an adventurer and explorer in his own right.

Sandalwood cutters originally visited the area in the 1860s. A sheep station was established in 1867 and the town site was gazetted in 1917. The area is now primarily concerned with wheat and sheep production.

The original name was an Aboriginal word, Gnylburngobbing. It is the name they used for Mt. Marshall but the translation is unknown.
The name may have been suggested by J. Hope (Chief draftsman) and it was the terminus for the Wyalkatchem-Mt Marshall railway.

Pieces of a large meteorite were found in the area and the three largest fragments weighed in at 542 kilograms, 64.6 kilograms and 16 kilograms. These pieces are now housed at the Western Australian Museum.

 

Marshall Rock is eight kilometres from the town of Bencubbin, it was discovered in 1836. Take a few sausages out with you to cook on the barbecues provided and enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding district. The picnic area provides a lovely relaxed atmosphere with a wide variety of native flora and fauna.
 

Pergandes Sheep yards.

The sheep yards are on private property but are easily visible from the road. Early settlers constructed the yards in the 1920s. They are a very unusual feature and were constructed of slabs of granite. The rocks has been used to construct the fences in place of what would usually be the fence posts and wire.

 

 

Bencubbin

 

 

 

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