Calingiri

 

 

CALINGIRI

 

HEMA Map reference 74/A4

 

GPS 31 05 33 S 116 26 45 E

 

 

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

143 Km

Population

332

Average Rainfall

449.2mm

Mean Max Temp

C

Mean Min Temp

C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9691 1333

Fire and Rescue

Unknown

Medical

08 9629 0100

Visitor Centre

08 9628 7004

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Calingiri

08 9628 7004

 

HOTEL / MOTEL / B and B

Unknown

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 

 

link to Mingor.net website

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Calingiri is the administrative centre of the Shire of Victoria Plains. It is home to the shire office, public library, sportsground, cemetery and a tourist information bay on the main street.

 

The Victoria Plains Tourism Association has held annual Wildflower Walks just south of Calingiri. These were held in August/September but at present the walks have been suspended until further notice. Contact the shire for more information.

 

The Calingiri caravan park is very inexpensive and bookings can be made through the Shire Office.

 

A number of the endangered Carnaby's black cockatoos inhabit the area and an area around the town has been classified as an 'Important Bird Area.'

 

HISTORY

 

The town gets its name from Calingiri Waterhole. The spelling of the name has varied somewhat in the past with Calingtry, Kalingiri, The Washpool, Kalingary, Calingarra, Calingtry, Calingiry, Kalingiry being some of the noted different spellings. The name originates with the Aboriginal word for the diamond dove, 'Calingal'.

 

In March 1970 the area experienced an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude.

 

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ATTRACTIONS

 

Wildflower drives.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Unknown.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Moore

Federal : Durack

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6569

Local Government : Shire of Victoria Plains

 

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