Harrismith

 

 

HARRISMITH

 

GPS 32 56 S 117 52 E

 

 

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

260 Km

Population

196

Average Rainfall

347.6mm

Mean Max Temp

23.6C

Mean Min Temp

10.4C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9888 1100

Fire and Rescue

08 9883 1021

Medical

08 9888 2222

Visitor Centre

08 9888 1005

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Harrismith

08 9883 1010

 

HOTEL / MOTEL / B AND B

Oasis Hotel

08 9883 1010

 

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DESCRIPTION

 

Harrismith is a small wheat belt town that has a hotel and small caravan park.

The local economy is based around broad acre farming with sheep and wheat being the main products.

The town is located in the shire of Wickepin. Other towns in the shire include Dudinin, Tincurrin, Yealering and Toolibin.

 

HISTORY

 

The townsite was developed after a railway line was constructed between Kondinin and Yillimining in 1914.

The proposed name was South Dorakin but this was strongly opposed by locals who suggested the name Harrismith after the first settler in the area (Harry Smith). The name was approved in 1914 and the townsite gazetted a year later. Research indicates that the first settler in the area was in fact William (Billy) Smith who took up land in 1868. Where the idea about Harry Smith came from is unclear but there was a town called Harrismith in South Africa so the origin may lie there instead.

William Justice Smith or Billy as he was known, squatted on land in the area in 1868 and was granted a lease on 40 acres in 1896. He lived there until 1920 when he is said to have moved to Yillimining. In 1926 he is supposed to have gone to Narrogin hospital and after that time there is no record of him so he may have died.

 

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OTHER INFORMATION

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

Malyalling Reserve.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Hotel, Church.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Wagin

Federal : O'Connor

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6361

Local Government : Shire of Wickepin

 

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