Burekup, Western Australia

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Burekup
Western Australia
Burekup 01.jpg
Population634 (2006 census) [1]
Established1973
Postcode(s) 6227
Elevation23 m (75 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Dardanup
State electorate(s) Collie-Preston
Federal Division(s) Forrest

Burekup is a small town located on the South Western Highway in the South West region of Western Australia.

The town is built on the Collie River and was originally a railway siding on the Pinjarra-Picton line that was established in 1910 and known at the time as Boorekup. Following a request from the Shire of Dardanup, the town was gazetted in 1973. [2]

"Burekup" is the Indigenous Australian name for a wildflower that grows in the area.

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Burekup (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2008.
  2. Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – B" . Retrieved 5 October 2008.

Coordinates: 33°19′0″S115°48′0″E / 33.31667°S 115.80000°E / -33.31667; 115.80000