Locations or Stopping Places
Boddington to Narrogin Section
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All Mileage /Kilometre locations are by rail from Pinjarra
Was a watering stop for the railway line. This tank is still in situ as at April 2004
Dwarda is a townsite in the south west 11km south of Wandering. The survey of a townsite in this vicinity was first requested by the Wandering Roads Board in 1912, the place being the proposed terminus of an extension to the Hotham Valley Railway. The name "Dampier" was suggested for the siding , and was used for a few months, but was replaced by "Dwarda" in 1913. The name is a contraction of the name of a nearby gully, "Dwardardine Ck". Taking its name from the siding, Dwarda townsite was gazeted in 1914. Dwarda is an Aboriginal word meaning Dingo.
A townsite in the South West between Narrogin and Wandering, Congelin was gazetted in 1913. The townsite was requested by the "14 Mile Brook Progress Association"in 1911, and the name was derived from a nearby pool. The name is Aboriginal, of unknown meaning. This was also a watering stop for the railway. The dam which supplied water remains today.
The townsite of Narrogin is located in the great southern agricultural region, 192 km south east of Perth and 32 km east north east of Williams. It is located on the Great Southern Railway. When this line was opened in 1889, Narrogin was one of the original stopping places on the GSR. The railway line was a private line, and the Company that built the line declared a private townsite here in 1891. The railway was purchased by the Government in 1896, and in 1897 Narrogin was gazetted as a government townsite.
Narrogin is the Eastern Destination of the Hotham Valley Branch.
WAGR cross country lines from Pinjarra via Dwellingup & Boddington, and Brunswick Junction via Collie & Williams made Narrogin a very busy railway town.
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