YUNA

 

Yuna

GPS 28.333 S 115.00 E

 

 

 

 

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Yuna is located in the Mid-West region of Western Australia. This small town has its origins with the Upper Chapman railway line that was completed in 1912. A siding was built and named West Yuna but the name changed to Whelarra in 1918 and was later cancelled in 1968. The name Yuna is said to come from the Aboriginal name for a local spring Younah Spring but the translation is a bit unfortunate as it is said to mean rotting meat.

In 1919 a town hall was constructed but soon afterwards it was destroyed by fire.

Yuna has never been a large town and the main activity here is wheat receival and transport. As it is located on the Tenindewa - Nabawa road, Yuna is off the main tourist routes and has little to offer the casual visitor besides the tavern.

Yuna has a CWA (Country Women's Association) branch that despite the town's small size, maintains a strong membership. Yuna also has a primary school, CWA hall, eight houses, shire hall, tennis courts and clubroom and somewhat surprisingly a golf course and clubroom.

The railway that had sparked the development of the town was closed in April 1957.

Located to the south east of Yuna along the Tenindewa-Nabawa road is the turn off to Noondamurra Pool. The pool is located 3km along a good unsealed road and is a nice spot for a picnic or to watch local bird life.

 

Electoral divisions State : Moore
Federal : Durack
Postcode : 6532

 

 

 

 

 

 

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