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QUINDANNING

 

HEMA Map reference 74/F4

 

33 02' 33" S 116 34' 01" E

 

 

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Statistics

 

Km from Perth

157

Population

50

Rainfall

623mm

Max Temp

C

Min Temp

C

Autogas

 

Telecentre

 

 

Caravan Parks

 

Unknown

 

Services

 

 

 

 

Attractions

 

Unknown

 

Buildings of note

 

Old church, Hotel.

 

Calendar Of Events

 

Easter: Picnic races.

 

Description

 

Located on the Williams River. The town dates from 1898 and old hotel is still standing. In fact the hotel and an old church, plus one or two houses, are about all there is today.

Settlement in the area dates from the 1830s and continued slowly until the turn of the century. The town site was gazetted in 1907 and the name originates from a nearby water source. The original meaning is not known.

 

A tragedy occurred in December 1886 when Ernest William Lilley (aged 7) and a friend were playing near a pool in the river. Ernest fell in and quickly got into trouble. His friend ran to the nearby Haynes homestead for help and Mrs. Haynes came running back with him and plunged in to try and save the drowning child. She was soon in trouble as well and sadly both she and Ernest drowned.

 

After many years without a general store, one was re-opened by John Hogan in 1953.

 

 

 

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