Calingiri

 

 

CALINGIRI

 

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

 

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DESCRIPTION

 

Calingiri is the administrative centre of the Shire of Victoria Plains. Facilities in the town include shire office, public library, sports ground, cemetery, primary school, church, general store and post office, and a tourist information bay on the main street.

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.'

While there isn't a great deal in the shire to attract tourists, it is a popular area during wildflowerr season and places to look for wildflowers are, Rica Erikson Reserve, Old Plains Road Nature Reserve, Bolgart West Road and the Old Telegraph Road.

The Calingiri caravan park is small but has excellent facilities. Bookings can be made through the Shire Office.

Other localities within the shire include New Norcia, Bolgart, Yerecoin, Piawaning, Mogumber, Wyening, and Gillingarra.

 

HISTORY

 

The town gets its name from Calingiri Waterhole that was recorded by a surveyor in 1903.

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'.

A formal proposal for a settlement was made in 1914 and the townsite was gazetted in 1917.

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

 

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OTHER INFORMATION

 

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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