Hester, Western Australia

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Hester
Western Australia
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Hester
Coordinates 33°54′32″S116°9′40″E / 33.90889°S 116.16111°E / -33.90889; 116.16111 Coordinates: 33°54′32″S116°9′40″E / 33.90889°S 116.16111°E / -33.90889; 116.16111
Established1898
Postcode(s) 6254
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes
State electorate(s) Blackwood-Stirling
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Hester is a small town in the South West region of Western Australia, 7 km north of Bridgetown on the railway.

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It was gazetted a townsite in 1899, and was originally a siding on the Donnybrook to Bridgetown railway, opened in 1898. The town derives its name from the nearby Hester Brook, a name first recorded by surveyor John Forrest in 1866. Hester Brook is named after Edward Godfrey Hester, an early settler (late 1850s) of the Bridgetown district. [1]

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References

  1. Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – H" . Retrieved 8 June 2007.