Cadoux

 

 

CADOUX

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

211 Km

Population

20

Average Rainfall

347.9mm

Mean Max Temp

C

Mean Min Temp

C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9691 1333

Fire and Rescue

08 9671 1166

Medical

08 9691 1222

Visitor Centre

08 9671 1973

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Campground

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DESCRIPTION

 

Cadoux is located 47 kilometres east of Wongan Hills. It is barely more than a wheat bin and a few houses but it has one of the largest recreation facilities around for a town its size.

 

Wheat and sheep farming are the main industries in the area.

 

The town is very small but still manages to include a shop, church, primary school, primary school, volunteer fire brigade fire station and recreation centre. There is also a Cooperative Bulk Handling storage facility.

 

The the Recreation facility has 2 tennis courts, indoor basketball court, meeting and kitchen area, BBQ, playground, cricket oval and golf course.

 

HISTORY

 

The name originally suggested for the town was Cado after the farmer who had once owned the land the first railway siding was built on in 1927.

 

It turned out that the farmer's name was in fact Donald Cadoux and he was French-Canadian. He had settled in the area in 1909.

 

Donald enlisted in the Australian army and had died in the fighting at Gallipoli and the naming of the town after him was thought to be a fitting memorial.

 

The town site was gazetted in 1929.

 

Cadoux was badly damaged by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake on June 2nd 1979. Almost 4 million dollars damage was done but only one person (a young child) was injured.

 

Cadoux recreation centre damage

 

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BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

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ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Central Wheatbelt

Federal : Durack

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6466

Local Government : Shire of Wongan-Ballidu

 

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