Yealering

 

 

YEALERING

 

GPS 32 35 26 S 117 36 52 E

 

 

 

 

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Wickepin

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

221 Km

Population

293

Average Rainfall

369.3mm

Mean Max Temp

23.8C

Mean Min Temp

10C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9063 2200

Fire and Rescue

08 9063 2416

Medical

08 9063 0333

Visitor Centre

08 9063 2203

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Yealering

0427 177 952

 

HOTEL / MOTEL / B AND B

Hotel

08 9888 7014

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

 

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DESCRIPTION

 

The wheat silo is the dominating feature of this little town. There is a hotel dating from 1925 and a shop or two but very little else. The caravan facility by the lake is cheap and has excellent toilets and showers.

Early pioneers planted gums and pine trees in town and near the lake. The lake has long been a popular place for picnics and sporting events.

The first time I ever visited the town I wrote the following in my diary:

'The odd ute passes by on its way, taking the driver to see friends or family. The shops are closed and nothing moves in town. Everything is still and quiet. Blue bottle flies buzz lazily around the caravan windows. Only the bees are busy, collecting pollen from flowers in a nearby park. A faint breeze ripples the water of the salt lake keeping the temperature just low enough to be comfortable. The cricket oval is empty and the bowling green is similarly deserted. A lone pink and grey galah lies dying at the foot of a gum tree; the victim of a collision with a car or perhaps poison bait. Other birds sing in the trees, unconcerned about the galah's fate. This is Yealering on a Sunday afternoon in October 2004; much the same as it has been for years past.'

 

HISTORY

 

Starting life as a railway siding on the Merredin to Wickepin line the townsite was gazetted as Yearlering in 1912. The incorrect spelling was noticed and changed after a few weeks.

The name comes from the Aboriginal language and was first recorded by Europeans in 1870 but the meaning is unknown.

Early settlers moved into the area in the 1870s and the lake was an important source of water for both the Aborigines and settlers.

Land was opened up for selection in 1907 and the following year the Yealering Lake Progress Association was formed.

By the time the town was gazetted in 1912, there were already a number of buildings including a post office and school. It took until 1927 for a local hall to be errected.

When the lake dried out completely there were occasional horse races held on the dry lake bed.

During World War II a prisoner of war camp was established. The inmates were Italians and numbers varied between 100 and 125 men.

 

TALL TALES AND TRUE

 

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OTHER INFORMATION

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

Yealering Lake, Sewell's Rock, Malyalling Rock.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Town hall, Hotel.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Roe

Federal : O'Connor

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6372

Local Government : Shire of Wickepin

 

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