Dinninup, Western Australia

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Dinninup
Western Australia
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Dinninup
Coordinates 33°48′58″S116°31′59″E / 33.816°S 116.533°E / -33.816; 116.533 Coordinates: 33°48′58″S116°31′59″E / 33.816°S 116.533°E / -33.816; 116.533
Established1915
Postcode(s) 6244
Elevation212 m (696 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Boyup Brook
State electorate(s) Blackwood-Stirling
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Dinninup is a small town in the South West region of Western Australia. It is between Boyup Brook and Kojonup.

The town's name is Aboriginal in origin and is the name of a brook that is situated close to town. First recorded by surveyors in 1877, the meaning of the name is unknown. Originating as a railway station on the Boyup Brook to Kojonup line, the land was requested by early settlers to be set aside for a townsite in 1906. The line was completed in 1910 and the Dinninup station was opened at the same time. The town was gazetted in 1915. [1]

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References

  1. Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – D" . Retrieved 2 April 2011.