Jarrahwood, Western Australia

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Jarrahwood
Western Australia
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Jarrahwood
Coordinates 33°48′S115°40′E / 33.80°S 115.67°E / -33.80; 115.67 Coordinates: 33°48′S115°40′E / 33.80°S 115.67°E / -33.80; 115.67
Population20 (2016 census) [1]
Established1932
Postcode(s) 6275
Elevation130 m (427 ft) [2]
Location
LGA(s) City of Busselton
State electorate(s) Vasse
Federal Division(s) Forrest
Mean max temp [2] Mean min temp [2] Annual rainfall [2]
22.6 °C
73 °F
8.6 °C
47 °F
934.2 mm
36.8 in

Jarrahwood is a small town located in the South West region of Western Australia, near the Vasse Highway between the towns of Busselton and Nannup. The population in 2016 was 20. [1]

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History

The town is named for the Jarrah Wood and Saw Mills Company which operated in the area and operated a private railway from the district to Wonnerup, which was purchased by the Government in 1906. The town was gazetted in 1932. [3] The town lost much of its population after the closure of the local mill in 1982. A newspaper report from around this time described the town as containing "two schools, a hospital, a sizeable town hall, a number of diverse shops, a post office and about 50 company cottages". [4]

Climate

Jarrahwood experiences a Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csb) with warm-to-hot summers and cool winters. [2] It generally receives more rainfall and cooler minimum temperatures than Busselton. [4]

Climate data for Jarrahwood
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °C (°F)41.5
(106.7)
41.9
(107.4)
41.2
(106.2)
34.7
(94.5)
29.5
(85.1)
23.6
(74.5)
23.9
(75.0)
24.4
(75.9)
30.0
(86.0)
34.3
(93.7)
37.5
(99.5)
40.5
(104.9)
41.9
(107.4)
Average high °C (°F)29.7
(85.5)
29.9
(85.8)
27.7
(81.9)
23.8
(74.8)
20.0
(68.0)
17.3
(63.1)
16.4
(61.5)
16.8
(62.2)
18.2
(64.8)
20.8
(69.4)
23.9
(75.0)
27.1
(80.8)
22.6
(72.7)
Average low °C (°F)12.7
(54.9)
13.5
(56.3)
11.7
(53.1)
8.7
(47.7)
6.8
(44.2)
5.3
(41.5)
4.9
(40.8)
5.2
(41.4)
6.0
(42.8)
7.5
(45.5)
9.6
(49.3)
11.1
(52.0)
8.6
(47.5)
Record low °C (°F)1.5
(34.7)
3.2
(37.8)
1.0
(33.8)
−1.2
(29.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
−4.4
(24.1)
−3.2
(26.2)
−2.5
(27.5)
−2.7
(27.1)
−2.0
(28.4)
−0.5
(31.1)
1.0
(33.8)
−4.4
(24.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches)17.2
(0.68)
12.3
(0.48)
21.6
(0.85)
48.4
(1.91)
126.4
(4.98)
156.2
(6.15)
181.9
(7.16)
147.8
(5.82)
104.6
(4.12)
56.1
(2.21)
42.0
(1.65)
17.3
(0.68)
934.2
(36.78)
Source: Bureau of Meteorology [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Jarrahwood (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 March 2018. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Climate statistics for Jarrahwood". Bureau of Meteorology . Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  3. Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – J" . Retrieved 17 September 2008.
  4. 1 2 Bertelli, Lincoln (27 December 2012). "Life is all good in Jarrahwood". Busselton-Dunsborough Mail. Retrieved 27 October 2018.