Meelon, Western Australia

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Meelon
Western Australia
Meelon, Western Australia
Coordinates 32°43′41″S115°56′6″E / 32.72806°S 115.93500°E / -32.72806; 115.93500 Coordinates: 32°43′41″S115°56′6″E / 32.72806°S 115.93500°E / -32.72806; 115.93500
Population224 (2011 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 6208
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Murray
State electorate(s) Murray-Wellington
Federal division(s) Canning
Localities around Meelon:
Pinjarra Oakley Marrinup
Blythewood Meelon Teesdale
Coolup Coolup Teesdale

Meelon is a small townsite in the Peel region of Western Australia, located between Pinjarra and Dwellingup within the Shire of Murray. At the 2011 census, Meelon had a population of 224. [1]

It was originally established as a saw-milling site by the local timber industry in the 1900s and was serviced by a siding on the Pinjarra-Narrogin railway. Following the decline of the industry in the 1950s, Meelon all but disappeared, and today primarily consists of medium-acreage farms which are dependent on Pinjarra for services. The Hotham Valley Railway, a tourist railway, passes through but does not stop in Meelon.

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Meelon". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 October 2012. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg