Nabawa

 

 

NABAWA

 

HEMA Map reference 76/F3

 

GPS 28 29 24 S 114 46 47 E

 

 

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

463 Km

Population

324

Average Rainfall

445.5mm

Mean Max Temp

26.5C

Mean Min Temp

12.5C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9934 7600

Fire and Rescue

08 9934 1152

Medical

08 9934 0200

Visitor Centre

08 9934 1488

 

CARAVAN PARKS

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HOTEL / MOTEL

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 

 

link to Mingor.net website

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Located in the Chapman Valley east of Geraldton, Nabawa is a 'blink and you'll miss it' town.

There are very few houses in the town which mainly consists of shire offices, a sports centre, tavern and school.

The shire relies mostly on broadacre farming but tourism is increasing and is at its peak in wildflower season (July - October).

The town is located in a very picturesque area and explorer George Grey wrote in his journal in 1839:

'A lofty chain of mountains, flat-topped, so irregular in their shape and outline that they seem rather the work of art than of nature.'

Coronation Beach

Located on the coast of the Chapman Valley Shire is the well known campground of Coronation Beach. The road to the beach is now sealed all the way and facilities have been upgraded. Fees are charged for camping and the Chapman Valley Shire website states that:

No wood available for camp fires - please bring your own. Cutting down trees attracts a hefty fine and desecrates the environment.
No fresh water available.
No showers provided.
Ablution facilities provided.
Gas barbecue is provided.
There is no power to the camping reserve. Generator power welcomed. Conditions apply.

 

HISTORY

 

Nabawa was named after a nearby pool that was first recorded on maps in 1857. This is said to mean 'far away camp'.

The original name was Nabawar but changed to Nabawah in 1872 and later to the current spelling in 1910 when the Upper Chapman railway opened.

A school site was gazetted there in 1897 but it remained nothing but a railway siding for many years and the railway closed in 1961. Shortly afterwards shire offices were established (when they moved from Nanson) and Nabawa was finally gazetted as a town in 1965.

 

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ATTRACTIONS

 

Oakabella, Chapman Valley, Coronation Beach, Fig Tree Crossing Picnic Area, Nanson Bridge, Yuna, Moresby Ranges.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Unknown

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Moore

Federal : Durack

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6532

Local Government : Shire of Chapman Valley

 

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