Kudardup, Western Australia

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Kudardup
Western Australia
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Kudardup
Coordinates 34°16′S115°07′E / 34.26°S 115.12°E / -34.26; 115.12 Coordinates: 34°16′S115°07′E / 34.26°S 115.12°E / -34.26; 115.12
Population 241 (2006 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 6290
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
State electorate(s) Blackwood-Stirling
Federal Division(s) Forrest

Kudardup is a locality in the South West region of Western Australia. The locality is in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and on the Bussell Highway, 312 kilometres (194 mi) south of the state capital, Perth.

South West (Western Australia) Place in Western Australia, Australia

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In the 1940 and 1950s the local community was an area where farmers were able to work on the War Service Land settlement scheme [2] as well as successfully run dairies [3]

In March 1961 Kudardup was devastated by bushfires. [4] At the 2006 census, Kudardup and the surrounding area had a population of 241. [1]

In early 1961, a series of bushfires burned in the south-west region of Western Australia. The devastating fires burned large areas of forest in and around Dwellingup from 20 to 24 January, at Pemberton and in the Shannon River region between 11 and 15 February, and in the Augusta-Margaret River area in early March. There were also major fires which burned in the Darling Scarp around Kalamunda. The towns of Dwellingup and Karridale were largely destroyed by the fires, as were a number of smaller railway and mill settlements. There was no loss of human life.

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kudardup (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
  2. War Service Land Settlement Scheme, 1947, retrieved 7 December 2016
  3. Watterson, William Frank; Linto, Des; Royal Western Australian Historical Society. Augusta Branch (1997), [Interview with William Frank Watterson, farmer] , retrieved 7 December 2016
  4. Matthews, H (2011) Karridale Bush Fires 1961: Karridale Progress Association inc, WA :ISBN   978-0-9871467-0-0