Lake Indoon

 

 

ENEABBA

 

HEMA Map reference 76/G4

 

GPS 29 49 07 S 115 15 54 E

 

 

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

278 Km

Population

118

Average Rainfall

489.5mm

Mean Max Temp

27.9C

Mean Min Temp

13.6C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9953 0400

Fire and Rescue

08 9955 1155

Medical

08 9955 1163

Visitor Centre

08 9951 7000

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Western Flora

08 9955 2030

 

HOTEL / MOTEL / B and B

Unknown

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 

 

 

link to Mingor.net website

 

DESCRIPTION

 

There is very little to recommend the town except in spring (September-November) when the wildflowers are in season. There are nine national heritage reserves around the town.

 

Now that the coastal road has been completed, Eneabba gets even less visitors than it did when it was on the main route north.

 

This town has deposits of rutile nearby (a mineral used in paint manufacture and welding rods.) It is estimated that 80% of the world's rutile exists in this area. Without this industry it is doubtful that the town would survive.

 

Lake Indoon

 

Located about 15 kilometres west of Eneabba is Lake Indoon. This is a popular campsite and picnic area and can be reached along the Coolimba - Eneabba Road.

 

Western Flora Caravan Park

 

The Western Flora Caravan Park is 22km north of Eneabba on the east side of the highway. The park is located in bushland and is most popular during wildflower season. Some supplies and fuel are available at the park and during wildflower season there are daily guided wildflower walks. Email wfloracp@active8me.net.au for more information.

 

HISTORY

 

The first European known to have passed through this area was George Grey. He and his companions had to walk along the coast in 1838 after their boats were wrecked further north.

 

In 1870 William Horsley Rowland took up 3,000 acres at Eneabba Springs.

 

In the late 1950s the area was opened up for farming in what was called the 'Eneabba Project'.

 

The town site was gazetted in 1961 and the name is an Aboriginal word meaning 'small water'. Early settlers in the area are said to have called the place Pocket Knife Springs and tales were told of a magical knife that was dropped in the springs.

 

Apparently the place was thoroughly disliked by truckies in the early days due to the deep sand and poor access tracks that led to the new town.

 

TALL TALES AND TRUE

 

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ATTRACTIONS

 

Lake Indoon, Nature reserves.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Unknown.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Moore

Federal : Durack

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6518

Local Government : Shire of Carnamah

 

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