Katanning - Culture and History

Katanning
Major wheatbelt service centre
Located 277 km south east of Perth and 311 m above sea level, Katanning is one of the major centres in the Western Australian wheatbelt. The combination of a major railway line and a rich sheep–wheat area surrounding the town have made Katanning an important and thriving centre. It now boasts the largest stockyards in the state outside of Perth.

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Gnowangerup - Fast Facts

Gnowangerup
Typical sleepy wheat and sheep service town.
Gnowangerup is located 335 km south east of Perth and is a typical wheat and sheep town. It probably acquired its unusual name from the local Aboriginal word 'gnowneerup' meaning the 'place of mallee hen eggs'. There was a time when the local people attempted to change the town's name but, in spite of a number of suggestions, the State Lands Department refused.

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Gnowangerup - Eat

Gnowangerup
Typical sleepy wheat and sheep service town.
Gnowangerup is located 335 km south east of Perth and is a typical wheat and sheep town. It probably acquired its unusual name from the local Aboriginal word 'gnowneerup' meaning the 'place of mallee hen eggs'. There was a time when the local people attempted to change the town's name but, in spite of a number of suggestions, the State Lands Department refused.

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Gnowangerup - Sleep

Gnowangerup
Typical sleepy wheat and sheep service town.
Gnowangerup is located 335 km south east of Perth and is a typical wheat and sheep town. It probably acquired its unusual name from the local Aboriginal word 'gnowneerup' meaning the 'place of mallee hen eggs'. There was a time when the local people attempted to change the town's name but, in spite of a number of suggestions, the State Lands Department refused.

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Gnowangerup - Places to See

Gnowangerup
Typical sleepy wheat and sheep service town.
Gnowangerup is located 335 km south east of Perth and is a typical wheat and sheep town. It probably acquired its unusual name from the local Aboriginal word 'gnowneerup' meaning the 'place of mallee hen eggs'. There was a time when the local people attempted to change the town's name but, in spite of a number of suggestions, the State Lands Department refused.

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Gnowangerup - Culture and History

Gnowangerup
Typical sleepy wheat and sheep service town.
Gnowangerup is located 335 km south east of Perth and is a typical wheat and sheep town. It probably acquired its unusual name from the local Aboriginal word 'gnowneerup' meaning the 'place of mallee hen eggs'. There was a time when the local people attempted to change the town's name but, in spite of a number of suggestions, the State Lands Department refused.

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Eucla - Fast Facts

Eucla
Much photographed ghost remnant of an old Telegraph Station
If there is any resonant image of the difficulty of human habitation on the Nullarbor Plain it has to be the old Telegraph Station at Eucla. Now it is no more than a few old stone walls slowly disappearing under mountainous white sand dunes on the edge of the Great Australian Bight. It is hard to think of any more lonely and isolated image in the whole of Australia.

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Eucla - Eat

Eucla
Much photographed ghost remnant of an old Telegraph Station
If there is any resonant image of the difficulty of human habitation on the Nullarbor Plain it has to be the old Telegraph Station at Eucla. Now it is no more than a few old stone walls slowly disappearing under mountainous white sand dunes on the edge of the Great Australian Bight. It is hard to think of any more lonely and isolated image in the whole of Australia.

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