Kununoppin

 

 

KUNUNOPPIN

 

HEMA Map reference 74/B6

 

GPS 31 06 48 S 117 55 19 E

 

 

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

247 Km

Population

348

Average Rainfall

307.7mm

Mean Max Temp

25.4C

Mean Min Temp

11.6C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9685 0200

Fire and Rescue

08 9685 1283

Medical

08 9638 0204

Visitor Centre

08 9685 1202

 

CARAVAN PARKS

None known

 

HOTEL / MOTEL

Nothing listed

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 

 

link to Mingor.net website

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

A rather nondescript town in the north eastern wheatbelt, Kununoppin does not have a great deal to attract the casual tourist.

There are a series of sculptures placed around town and a useful rest area but the town itself seems to be in a period of decline. As rural populations have fallen and travel between towns has become easier, small centres like this have seen a long period of slow decline as people move away to larger centres and services are gradually withdrawn.

 

HISTORY

 

In 1887 Charles Glass discovered a gold laden piece of quartz but nothing else was found. It was thought that the original find may have been carried to the area by an emu or an Aborigine.

The town was originally just a railway siding on the Dowerin to Merredin railway and was gazetted as a town site in 1911.

The original spelling was recorded as 'Coonoonoppin' during surveys in 1908.

 

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ATTRACTIONS

 

Sculptures.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Old store, Post Office, Bank of NSW building.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Central Wheatbelt

Federal : Durack

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6489

Local Government : Shire of Trayning

 

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