Nornalup, Western Australia

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Western Australia
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Coordinates 34°59′S116°49′E / 34.99°S 116.82°E / -34.99; 116.82 Coordinates: 34°59′S116°49′E / 34.99°S 116.82°E / -34.99; 116.82
Population66 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 6333
Elevation18 m (59 ft)
  • 432 km (268 mi) south south east of Perth
  • 8 km (5 mi) east of Walpole
  • 49 km (30 mi) west of Denmark
LGA(s) Shire of Denmark
State electorate(s) Warren-Blackwood
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Nornalup is a small town located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. The town is located along the South Coast Highway and on the banks of the Frankland River. The name derives from the local indigenous language: "Place of the Black Snake" - Norne - meaning "black snake" (a.k.a. Tiger Snake) - and up meaning "place of". The area attracts considerable numbers of tiger snakes due to its proximity to the river and wetlands, though less now than in the past. Tiger Snakes are "froggers". Anecdotal evidence from early settlers mentions uncomfortably large numbers of these highly venomous and aggressive reptiles, particularly during spring and early summer.

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  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Nornalup (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 February 2019. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg