Coolup, Western Australia

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Coolup
Western Australia
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Coolup Garage
Population362 (2011 census) [1]
Established1899
Postcode(s) 6214
Elevation22 m (72 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Murray
State electorate(s) Murray-Wellington
Federal Division(s) Canning

Coolup is a small town in the Peel region of Western Australia. The town is situated just off the South Western Highway and close to the Murray River. Coolup is home to the proposed new multimillion-dollar Murray Region Equestrian Centre, whose construction is in the initial stages of development.[ timeframe? ]

The area was first settled in 1886 and the townsite was gazetted in 1899. The town's name is Aboriginal Australian in origin and is thought to mean the place of the wild turkey. [2]

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Coolup (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 October 2012. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – C" . Retrieved 5 October 2008.

Coordinates: 32°44′0″S115°52′0″E / 32.73333°S 115.86667°E / -32.73333; 115.86667