Pingrup

 

 

PINGRUP

 

GPS 33 32 02 S 118 30 36 E

 

 

 

 

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Lake Grace

Newdegate

Nyabing

Nearby Towns

Ongerup

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

359 Km

Population

237

Average Rainfall

357.5mm

Mean Max Temp

21.8C

Mean Min Temp

9.8C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9821 1888

Fire and Rescue

Unknown

Medical

Unknown

Visitor Centre

 08 9829 1051

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Pingrup

08 9820 1101

 

HOTEL / MOTEL

Sailors Arms

08 9820 1041

 

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DESCRIPTION

 

Pingrup is 50km south of Lake Grace and 40km east of Nyabing.

It is a small town in the south central wheatbelt and relies heavily of sheep and cropping for its existence.

A 'giant' shearing hand piece it one of the quirky attractions in the town another is 'Thomas' the blue train engine which is not actually an engine but more of a work of art.

There is an excellent rest area for travellers and for those who want to stay a little longer there is a good caravan park.

There is a large building housing a museum and a community resource centre.

 

HISTORY

 

Pingrup is yet another 'railway siding town' where land for the townsite was set aside in 1923. The name Pingrup was thought to be too similar to another siding that existed at the time (Tingerup) and Genia was suggested as an alternative.

Local settlers suggested Lake Pingrup but in the end it came down to just Pingrup which came from the nearby lake. The town was gazetted on May 9th 1924 and is now surrounded by farmland which is mostly wheat and sheep country.

The name is said to be an Aboriginal word meaning 'plenty of pin grass.'

 

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ATTRACTIONS

 

Lake Bryde, Shearer's hand piece, Pink lakes, Federation shed, Gnamma holes, Bicentennial Park, Museum, Holland's Track.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Old school building 1912.

 

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS

 

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Wagin

Federal : O'Connor

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6343

Local Government : Shire of Kent

 

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