Coorow Hotel

 

 

COOROW

 

GPS 29 53 03 S 116 01 17 E

 

 

 

 

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Carnamah

Green Head

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Marchagee

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

260Km

Population

161

Average Rainfall

380.6mm

Mean Max Temp

26.9C

Mean Min Temp

12.6C

 

SERVICES

Police

See Carnamah

Fire and Rescue

08 9652 3005

Medical

08 9952 1002

Visitor Centre

08 9952 0100

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Coorow

08 9952 0100

 

HOTEL / MOTEL / B AND B

Hotel

08 9952 1023

Coorow Barracks

08 9952 1031

Lavender Cottage

08 9952 1266

 

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DESCRIPTION

 

The area around the town is highly productive with agricultural produce like wheat reaching over 43,000 tonnes a year, wool over 2.5 million kg and lupins over 19,000 tonnes per annum. Today the town is also known for the production of cattle and pigs.

 

The origins of the name are known to be Aboriginal but some conjecture exists about the real meaning. The most romantic is 'many mists'.

 

HISTORY

 

The area was settled by William and Sarah Long in the 1860s. (One source quotes 1852 and yet another quotes 1842 but we think 1862 is the correct date)

 

The name seems to have come from a nearby spring and may mean 'place of many mists' or may refer to the portulacca plant. John Forrest originally recorded the name as 'Curro'.

 

The townsite was gazetted in 1893 and the railway arrived in 1894. (One source says the townsite was not gazetted until 1911 but we cannot find evidence to back that up.) A school was established in 1912 and the first classes (for 8 students) were held in a tent. The town was served by a single shop until about 1920. A hotel was built in 1930 and there was no post office in the town until 1956 The first church appeared in 1959.

 

The town has ocassionally been subjected to floods, notably in 1918 and in 1932.

 

TALL TALES AND TRUE

 

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OTHER INFORMATION

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

Waddi Well. Alexander Morrison National Park, Long Homestead, Town park.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Hotel.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Moore

Federal : Durack

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6515

Local Government : Shire of Coorow

 

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