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
There is a large building housing a museum and a community resource centre.
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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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
State : Wagin
Federal : O'Connor
Postcode : 6343
Local Government : Shire of Kent
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