Perenjori, Western Australia


Perenjori, Western Australia

Infobox Australian Place
type = town
name = Perenjori
state = wa


caption =
lga = Shire of Perenjori
postcode = 6620
est = 1916
pop = 260 (2006 Census) [Census 2006 AUS|id=SSC55271|name=Perenjori (State Suburb)|quick=on|accessdate=2008-09-16]
elevation= 325
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov = Moore
fedgov = O'Connor
dist1 = 348
dir1 = North
location1= Perth
dist2 = 39
dir2 = South East
location2= Morawa
dist3 =
dir3 =
location3=
coord|-29.443|116.285|type:city(209)_region:AU-WA_scale:50000|format=dms|display=title

Perenjori is a townsite in the northern agricultural region, 348 km north of Perth and 39 km south-east of Morawa. It is located on the Wongan Hills to Mullewa railway line which was opened in 1915. Perenjori was approved as the name of a siding in April 1913, and later that year the government decided to establish a townsite there. Perenjori townsite was gazetted in 1916.

Overview

Perenjori is the Aboriginal name of a nearby water source, Perenjori Rockhole being first recorded in 1911 when land was set aside for a water reserve at the rockhole. The rockhole was sometimes spelt Perengory or Perangery, and it is believed the name may be derived from the Peranj-jiddee bush which surrounded the rockhole. The bush is similar to the Black Wattle.

Transport

In 2008, Westnet will be building a loading point for iron ore traffic. Iron ore will be hauled by road 85 km from Mount Gibson, loaded onto railway wagons for haulage 239 km to Geraldton where ships of up to 60,000 DWT are loaded.

Adjacent stations

* Morawa - north
* Koolanooka - north (38 km)
* Caron - south

References

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* [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/AS/8/Perenjori.html FallingRain Map - elevation = 325m (Red dots are railways)]


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