Dalwallinu

 

 

DALWALLINU

 

GPS 30 16 38 S 116 39 55 E

 

 

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

251 Km

Population

565

Average Rainfall

290.6mm

Mean Max Temp

26.3C

Mean Min Temp

11.7C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9661 0444

Fire and Rescue

08 9661 1300

Medical

08 9661 1203

Visitor Centre

08 9661 0500

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Dalwallinu

08 9661 1253

 

HOTEL / MOTEL / B AND B

Hotel

08 9661 1102

Motel

08 9661 1600

Old Convent

08 9661 1551

Petworth Farmstay

08 9661 1111

The Rest

08 9661 1162

 

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DESCRIPTION

 

Dalwallinu is located on the Great Northern Highway which serves as the inland road heading north to Port Hedland.

 

Other towns located in the shire are Pithara, Kalannie, Buntine and Wubin.

 

The Shire offers a host of things to see and places to visit and many ideal locations for picnicking.

 

1. Vintage agricultural equipment in the main street of Dalwallinu.

 

2. The Old Well, from which the district's pioneers drew their water. This is situated at the town entrance.

 

3. McIntosh Park at Pithara, the site of the first fatal air crash in Western Australia. John Cowe Mcintosh flew from England to Australia in 1920. In 1921 he was giving joy-rides to locals when the single engine De Haviland crashed.

 

4. History House and the Landcare Centre at Kalannie.

 

5. Calibro School, a restored mud brick school house.

 

6. Petrudor Rocks is a wonderful picnic spot and a place to see wildflowers and native fauna. It is located 33 kilometres east of Pithara, just off the Pithara-Kalannie Road. Toilets and BBQs available.

 

7. Wubin and Buntine Rocks - each of these rock areas provide spectacular views and are a perfect picnic site.

 

8. Xantippe is a water catchment area, and a high point in the Shire which allows an expansive view of the broad acre land when at the top.

 

Within a radius of 100 kilometres of the town there are 185 species of acacia (wattle) this is believed to be the highest concentration of wattle species in the world. The area is well known for its displays of wildflowers in August and September each year.

 

Dalwallinu has had a declining population for quite some time so in order to turn things around, the local shire set about encouraging people from overseas to settle in the area. The scheme was very successful in its first 4 years and the town's population increased by 15%. People from many countries including the Philippines, India, Burma, Thailand, China, Finland, Britain, Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Africa and New Zealand now call Dalwallinu home.

 

HISTORY

 

The area was first settled in 1907 (One source quotes 1912). Sheep and wheat are the mainstay of the towns economy.

 

The name comes from an Aboriginal word which is said to mean 'grass' or 'good land'. (Another source gives the meaning as 'place to wait a while'.)

 

The Dalwallinu road board was established in 1916 and early life for settlers appears to have been very harsh. The areas first wheat crop was sown by hand with a forked stick.

 

Originally a siding on the railway line between Wongan Hills and Mullewa, Dalwallinu was gazetted in 1914.

 

TALL TALES AND TRUE

 

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ATTRACTIONS

 

Wubin Rocks, Buntine Rocks, Petrudor Rocks, Walk trails, Wildflowers.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Calibro School, Hotel, Road Board building, The Old Well.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Moore

Federal : Durack

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6609

Local Government : Shire of Dalwallinu

 

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