Place:Calingiri, Western Australia, Australia


Coordinates31.117°S 116.45°E
Located inWestern Australia, Australia
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Calingiri is a town located north-east of Perth, near New Norcia in Western Australia. It is in the Shire of Victoria Plains.

The town derives its name from Calingiri Waterhole, the name of which was first recorded by a surveyor in 1903. The settlement was first proposed in 1914. By the time the town was gazetted in 1917 it was variously spelt as Calingtry, Kalingiri, The Washpool, Kalingary, Calingarra, Calingtry, Calingiry, Kalingiry and finally Calingiri.

The main industry in town is wheat farming with the town being a Cooperative Bulk Handling grain receival site.

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