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NEWDEGATE

 

HEMA Map reference 75/F8

 

33 05' 49" S 119 01' 22" E

 

 

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Statistics

 

Km from Perth

399

Population

170

Rainfall

364mm

Max Temp

C

Min Temp

C

Autogas

 

Telecentre

Yes

 

Caravan Parks

 

Newdegate

 

08 9871 1685

 

Services

 

Visitor info

08 9865 2140

 

Attractions

 

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

 

Buildings of note

 

Clarke's store 1928.

 

Calendar Of Events

 

September: Fields Days.

 

 

 

Description

 

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. Wheat & sheep are the local industries.
 

 

 

 

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