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Warburton

 

WARBURTON

 

HEMA Map reference 79/K12

 

26 08' 12" S 126 34' 33" E

 

 

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Statistics

 

Km from Perth

1528

Population

 

Rainfall

213mm (101.1)

Max Temp

29.4C (45.6)

Min Temp

14.4C (-2.8)

Autogas

 

Telecentre

 

 

Caravan Parks

 

Warburton

 

08 8956 7656

 

Services

 

Information

08 8956 7966

 

Attractions

 

Cultural centre and Aboriginal art collection.

 

Description

 

Warburton lies in a valley between the Broan and Warburton Ranges. It was established as a mission in 1934 and was first known as Old Well. It is an Aboriginal reserve and has had its share of problems over the years.

The original town site was 5Km from the present site on the west bank of Elder Creek.

 

The Australian Inland Mission operated a health facility in the reserve and lack of activities, alcohol abuse and petrol sniffing led to regular outbursts of violence. Nursing staff at the hospital had to be withdrawn as they were in physical danger.

 

It is difficult to understand why places like Warburton were ever established. They are too far from most services, they cost far too much to maintain and they really have no real reason to exist.

Warburton is 900 kilometres north east of
Kalgoorlie and was named after Peter Egerton Warburton.
 


 

 

 

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