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Nungarin

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Nungarin is a town located in the North Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, approximately 278km east of Perth and 39km north of Merredin. It is the main town in the Shire of Nungarin. At the 2006 census, Nungarin had a population of 142.The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.HistoryIn October 1910, 1486acre at Avon Location 14227 and 14230 were set aside as a townsite reserve along the Dowerin to Merredin railway. The townsite itself was gazetted in 1912.The local Hall was being built in 1919, and was open by the following year. . A large fire in 1922 destroyed Messrs Thomas and Thicks store along with the post office branch and the managers residence of the Nungarin Farmers Cooperative Society. It was not known what caused the fire which caused damage estimated at £12,000. The Farmers Cooperative reopened in the Hall and the post office moved to the station building.In 1932 the Wheat Pool of Western Australia announced that the town would have two grain elevators, each fitted with an engine, installed at the railway siding. Construction of the bins for the bulk handling of wheat commenced late in 1933 with 30 men employed to complete the work.
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