Narrikup

 

 

NARRIKUP

 

HEMA Map reference 74/J6

 

GPS 34 46 30 S 117 42 13 E

 

 

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

377 Km

Population

507

Average Rainfall

692.6mm

Mean Max Temp

20.2C

Mean Min Temp

9.5C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9851 1122

Fire and Rescue

08 9851 1774

Medical

08 9892 1222

Visitor Centre

08 9851 1163

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Unknown

 

HOTEL / MOTEL / B AND B

Coot Farmstay

08 9853 2042

Gamekeepers Cottage

08 9857 6066

 

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DESCRIPTION

 

Narrikup is located south of Mount Barker, 377 kilometres from Perth, the town dates back to 1922.

The name is an Aboriginal word meaning 'place of swamps'. (Another source quotes 'place of abundance')

Despite the origins of the name the town is neat and attractive and has won the Plantagenet Shire's Inter-Tidy Town competition six times.

Sheep and cattle farming were important in the district since the early days of European settlement but these activities are now supplemented by Orchards, forestry, wildflower farms, vineyards and even alpaca and ostrich farming.

Narrikup is a small town that includes a post office, general store/cafe, community hall, playground, sports facilities, park and picnic areas.

 

HISTORY

 

Royal Navy surgeon Thomas Braidwood Wilson camped on the bank of a stream west of the current townsite in 1829.

The first agricultural ventures in the area date from the 1860s but the area did not see a lot of new development until after the arrival of the railway.

Sam Jolly began the first business in the area in 1919 and as his business grew he moved to a larger premisis in 1922. The building is still in use today.

The railway arrived in 1889 and a siding known as Hay River was constructed. Land was set aside near the siding for a townsite in 1891 but it was not gazetted until 1907.

 

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ATTRACTIONS

 

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BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

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ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Blackwood-Stirling

Federal : O'Connor

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6326

Local Government : Shire of Plantaginet

 

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