Newdegate

 

 

NEWDEGATE

 

HEMA Map reference 75/F8

 

GPS 33 05 49 S 119 01 22 E

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

399 Km

Population

304

Average Rainfall

261.6mm

Mean Max Temp

23.5C

Mean Min Temp

8.8C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9890 2000

Fire and Rescue

08 9865 1306

Medical

08 9871 1528

Visitor Centre

08 9865 2140

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Newdegate

 

08 9871 1685

 

HOTEL / MOTEL

Hotel

 

08 9871 1506

Motel

 

08 9871 1685

Hollands BandB

 

08 9871 9032

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Newdegate is probably most famous for the annual Field Days event that takes place each September. The event first started in 1973.

The Field Days are primarily an agricultural show that is held on the first Wednesday and Thursday of each September. Machinery, technology, livestock, outdoor and camping exhibits, arts, fashion, food and wine, local produce and live entertainment make the Fields Days very popular with over 11,000 visitors arriving in town during the two day event.

Wheat and sheep are the main local industries.

HISTORY

 

Settlement in the area dates from the 1920s and the townsite was gazetted in 1925 once the route of the railway from Lake Grace had been fixed. The town was named after Sir Francis Alexander Newdigate Newdegate, Governor of W.A.

The railway arrived from Lake Grace in 1926 and by 1928 Newdegate had four general stores, a hotel, baker, saddler, two garages, fruit shop and a town hall.

The annual field days, that started in 1972, attract agricultural exhibitors from far and wide and this is a good time to visit the town.

 

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OTHER INFORMATION

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

Dragon Rock, Pioneer Museum, Lake Biddy, Dickman Rock, Namma Rock, Lake Bryde.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Hotel, Hainsworth Building,

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Wagin

Federal : O'Connor

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6355

Local Government : Shire of Lake Grace

 

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