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BINDI BINDI

 

 


 

HEMA map reference 76/H5

Railway at Bindi Bindi

(C) Don Copley

30 37' 51" S 116 21' 48" E

 

 

 

Where is this?

 

Distance from Perth: 187km

 

Small farming settlement north of Perth. Originally just a railroad siding, the townsite was gazetted in 1947. The name is supposed to be an Aboriginal word for a sharp stick used to fasten a coat. The name has been spelled in some articles as Bindy Bindy but we are unsure if this was just an error.

 

The first settler in the area was John Joyce (Sr.)

Rolf Harris named his daughter Bindi after the town, possibly one of the few instances when a person was named after a town and not the other way round.

 

 

(Please help us get more information on this town).
 

 

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