Place:Wongan Hills, Western Australia, Australia


NameWongan Hills
Coordinates30.9°S 116.717°E
Located inWestern Australia, Australia
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Wongan Hills is a town in the Shire of Wongan-Ballidu, in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. The town is approximately 182 km north of the State capital Perth, at an altitude of 286 metres.

The town is named for a nearby range of hills that are found to the north-west of the town, also named Wongan Hills, which was first recorded in 1836 by Surveyor General of Western Australia John Septimus Roe. As part of Easter celebrations in 2009, a cross was laid out in a bare paddock using 460 half-tonne hay bales with the aid of GPS systems.

The cross was set alight on Good Friday night and was the end of a pilgrimage conducted on Easter Saturday.

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