Wellington Land District, Western Australia

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Wellington
Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Lands administrative divisions around Wellington:
Indian Ocean Murray Williams
Indian Ocean Wellington Williams
Sussex Nelson Kojonup

Wellington Land District is a land district (cadastral division) of Western Australia, located within the South-West Land Division on the state's west coast. It spans roughly 32°56'S - 33°40'S in latitude and 115°25'E - 116°50'E in longitude.

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History

The system of land districts came together in an ad hoc fashion, and the Wellington district started to be subdivided in 1835 well before any thought was given to formally defining its boundaries. [1] The definition later used by the Lands and Surveys department came from an 1862 gazettal which read as follows: [2]

Bounded on the West by the sea-coast; on the North by an East line from the said coast to the River Murray passing through the summit of Mount William, then the Murray and Williams Rivers upwards (exclusive of the licenses and locations on either bank of each) to Bannister townsite on the Williams; and on the South by an East line from the seacoast to Capel River through the North end of Wonnerup Inlet, t hen by said river upwards to location 171 (inclusive), then by a South-easterly line to junction of Padbury Brook with the River Blackwood, then by the Blackwood upwards to its junction with Balgarrup River; and on the East by an indefinite line.

Location and features

The district is located on the Indian Ocean coast, roughly centred on the city of Bunbury and extending north to Yarloop, east to Darkan and south to just past both Capel and Donnybrook. [3]

Towns and areas

Towns

The Wellington district contains the following current or former townsites: [4]

TownsiteCoordinatesGazettedNotes
Bunbury 33°20′24″S115°38′31″E / 33.340°S 115.642°E / -33.340; 115.642 (Bunbury) 1841
Allanson 33°20′17″S116°05′56″E / 33.338°S 116.099°E / -33.338; 116.099 (Allanson) 1907"West Collie" until 1916
Binningup 33°08′56″S115°41′20″E / 33.149°S 115.689°E / -33.149; 115.689 (Binningup) 1963
Boolading 33°21′14″S116°37′52″E / 33.354°S 116.631°E / -33.354; 116.631 (Boolading) 1909
Bowelling 33°25′12″S116°29′06″E / 33.420°S 116.485°E / -33.420; 116.485 (Bowelling) 1908
Boyanup 33°29′10″S115°43′41″E / 33.486°S 115.728°E / -33.486; 115.728 (Boyanup) 1894
Brunswick Junction 33°15′22″S115°50′24″E / 33.256°S 115.840°E / -33.256; 115.840 (Brunswick Junction) 1898*Private town; not gazetted
Burekup 33°18′40″S115°48′32″E / 33.311°S 115.809°E / -33.311; 115.809 (Burekup) 1910*Private town; not gazetted
Capel 33°33′22″S115°33′29″E / 33.556°S 115.558°E / -33.556; 115.558 (Capel) 1897"Coolingup" until 1899
Capercup 33°31′19″S116°44′28″E / 33.522°S 116.741°E / -33.522; 116.741 (Capercup) 1916Cancelled in 1991
Collie 33°21′14″S116°09′07″E / 33.354°S 116.152°E / -33.354; 116.152 (Collie) 1897"Colliefields" in 1898-99
Collie Burn 33°24′04″S116°11′35″E / 33.401°S 116.193°E / -33.401; 116.193 (Collie Burn) 1907
Collie Cardiff 33°25′44″S116°12′29″E / 33.429°S 116.208°E / -33.429; 116.208 (Collie Cardiff) 1916
Cookernup 32°59′38″S115°53′35″E / 32.994°S 115.893°E / -32.994; 115.893 (Cookernup) 1894
Cordering 33°29′56″S116°39′40″E / 33.499°S 116.661°E / -33.499; 116.661 (Cordering) 1916
Dardanup 33°23′56″S115°45′14″E / 33.399°S 115.754°E / -33.399; 115.754 (Dardanup) 1923
Darkan 33°20′17″S116°44′35″E / 33.338°S 116.743°E / -33.338; 116.743 (Darkan) 1906
Donnybrook 33°34′37″S115°49′16″E / 33.577°S 115.821°E / -33.577; 115.821 (Donnybrook) 1894
Duranillin 33°30′58″S116°48′07″E / 33.516°S 116.802°E / -33.516; 116.802 (Duranillin) 1918
Eaton 33°18′50″S115°42′43″E / 33.314°S 115.712°E / -33.314; 115.712 (Eaton) 1988
Ferguson 33°26′42″S115°50′56″E / 33.445°S 115.849°E / -33.445; 115.849 (Ferguson)
Gungup 33°36′58″S115°49′34″E / 33.616°S 115.826°E / -33.616; 115.826 (Gungup) 1905Cancelled in 1918
Gwindinup 33°30′29″S115°44′31″E / 33.508°S 115.742°E / -33.508; 115.742 (Gwindinup) 1909
Harvey 33°04′41″S115°53′38″E / 33.078°S 115.894°E / -33.078; 115.894 (Harvey) 1893*Private town; not gazetted
Lake Clifton 32°47′13″S115°40′16″E / 32.787°S 115.671°E / -32.787; 115.671 (Lake Clifton) 1921
Moodiarrup 33°36′32″S116°48′25″E / 33.609°S 116.807°E / -33.609; 116.807 (Moodiarrup) 1909
Muja 33°24′18″S116°20′13″E / 33.405°S 116.337°E / -33.405; 116.337 (Muja) 1973
Mungalup 33°23′42″S116°06′04″E / 33.395°S 116.101°E / -33.395; 116.101 (Mungalup) 1906
Myalup 33°06′07″S115°41′38″E / 33.102°S 115.694°E / -33.102; 115.694 (Myalup) 1972
Newlands 33°40′08″S115°52′44″E / 33.669°S 115.879°E / -33.669; 115.879 (Newlands) 1907
Nittarni 33°27′14″S115°53′49″E / 33.454°S 115.897°E / -33.454; 115.897 (Nittarni) Wellington Mills. Cancelled 1965.
Noggerup 33°34′48″S116°09′36″E / 33.580°S 116.160°E / -33.580; 116.160 (Noggerup) 1909
Preston 33°32′17″S116°00′50″E / 33.538°S 116.014°E / -33.538; 116.014 (Preston) 1899
Preston Beach 32°52′37″S115°39′29″E / 32.877°S 115.658°E / -32.877; 115.658 (Preston Beach) 1975"Yalgorup" until 1989
Roelands 33°17′31″S115°49′44″E / 33.292°S 115.829°E / -33.292; 115.829 (Roelands) 1963
Shotts 33°22′59″S116°16′19″E / 33.383°S 116.272°E / -33.383; 116.272 (Shotts) 1917
Warawarrup 33°00′50″S115°53′35″E / 33.014°S 115.893°E / -33.014; 115.893 (Warawarrup) 1917Cancelled in 1964.
Worsley 33°18′25″S116°00′25″E / 33.307°S 116.007°E / -33.307; 116.007 (Worsley) 1909
Yalup Brook 32°53′56″S115°54′14″E / 32.899°S 115.904°E / -32.899; 115.904 (Yalup Brook) 1914
Yarloop 32°57′18″S115°54′04″E / 32.955°S 115.901°E / -32.955; 115.901 (Yarloop) 1962

Agricultural areas

Under the Land Act 1898, the Agricultural Lands Purchase Act 1896, and preceding regulations, it was open to the Governor to declare agricultural areas on crown land or repurchased estates on private land, to which special provisions applied for both alienation and improvement. Many of these estates came into being shortly after World War I for the purposes of soldier resettlement.

NameCoordinatesGazettedNotes
Boyanup A.A. 33°31′55″S115°39′04″E / 33.532°S 115.651°E / -33.532; 115.651 (Boyanup Agricultural Area) 1891
Brunswick Estate 33°13′44″S115°48′36″E / 33.229°S 115.810°E / -33.229; 115.810 (Brunswick Estate) 1907Near Brunswick Junction
Clifton Estate 33°17′17″S115°46′37″E / 33.288°S 115.777°E / -33.288; 115.777 (Clifton Estate) 1898Near Brunswick Junction
Collie A.A. 33°21′00″S115°43′59″E / 33.350°S 115.733°E / -33.350; 115.733 (Collie Agricultural Area) 1891
Dardanup Estate 33°23′13″S115°45′54″E / 33.387°S 115.765°E / -33.387; 115.765 (Dardanup Estate) 1923
Darkan A.A. 33°21′07″S116°43′55″E / 33.352°S 116.732°E / -33.352; 116.732 (Darkan Agricultural Area) 1891
Harvey A.A. 33°00′47″S115°51′58″E / 33.013°S 115.866°E / -33.013; 115.866 (Harvey Agricultural Area) 1891
Henty Estate 33°20′56″S115°46′05″E / 33.349°S 115.768°E / -33.349; 115.768 (Henty Estate) 1919Near Waterloo
Homebush Estate 32°58′23″S115°53′17″E / 32.973°S 115.888°E / -32.973; 115.888 (Homebush Estate) 1901Near Cookernup
Korijekup Estate 33°02′10″S115°52′37″E / 33.036°S 115.877°E / -33.036; 115.877 (Korijekup Estate) 1921Near Harvey
Preston A.A. 33°35′28″S115°57′04″E / 33.591°S 115.951°E / -33.591; 115.951 (Preston Agricultural Area) 1892
Roseneath Estate1921South of Collie
Uduc A.A. 33°05′24″S115°49′23″E / 33.090°S 115.823°E / -33.090; 115.823 (Uduc Agricultural Area) 1894Near Harvey
Upper Capel Estate 33°38′56″S115°49′08″E / 33.649°S 115.819°E / -33.649; 115.819 (Upper Capel Estate) 1919Near Kirup

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References

  1. Surveyor-General. Districts of the colony – Revision of. (169/96), p.28-30. Accessed at State Records Office, Perth.
  2. "Boundaries defining the Wellington and Sussex Residencies". Western Australia Government Gazette. 1 July 1862. p. N/A.
  3. "Index Map of Western Australia", Department of Lands and Surveys, 1949, and definition in gazette.
  4. Western Australian Government Gazette, various editions. Accessed at Battye Library, Perth.

Coordinates: 33°09′56″S115°50′05″E / 33.16556°S 115.83472°E / -33.16556; 115.83472