Narngulu, Western Australia

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Narngulu
Western Australia
Established1890s
Postcode(s)6532
Location12 km (7 mi) SE of Geraldton
LGA(s)City of Greater Geraldton
State electorate(s)Geraldton
Federal Division(s)Durack

Coordinates: 28°49′01″S 114°41′31″E / 28.817°S 114.692°E / -28.817; 114.692

Narngulu is an outer suburb of the Western Australian city of Geraldton, and is for the most part an industrial area.

History[edit]

In the 1890s the town was known as Mullewa Junction as it was where the Cue railway line met the Midland railway line, and the name was gazetted in 1903. By 1905, the town was starting to become confused with Mullewa further east, and the Commissioner of Railways asked for the town to be renamed; the name Crowther, after a local merchant, was objected to by the Postmaster-General's Department, as there was a town named Crowther between Cowra and Young in New South Wales. The name Narngulu, meaning "to remember" in a local Aboriginal dialect, was chosen in 1906.[1]

Present day[edit]

The Australian Railroad Group operate a large rail yard at Narngulu. Titanium minerals and zircon are processed at the Iluka Resources plant, with coal being railed seven times a fortnight from Collie.

Greenough Regional Prison is located here.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – N". Retrieved 1 May 2007.
  2. ^ "Greenough Regional Prison". Department of Corrective Services. Retrieved 24 July 2018.

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