Kweda, Western Australia

Kweda, Western Australia

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Kweda


caption =
lga = Shire of Brookton
est = 1915
postcode = 6306
elevation= 250
pop =
dist1 = 190 | dir1 = ESE | location1 = Perth
dist2 = 43 | dir2 = E | location2 = Brookton
fedgov = Pearce
stategov = Wagin
state = wa
coord|-32.377|117.424|type:city(50)_region:AU-WA_scale:50000|format=dms|display=title

Kweda is a small town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about convert|45|km|mi|0 east of the town of Brookton.

History

The government was planning to build a railway line between Brookton and Kunjin (near Corrigin, in 1913, and one of the proposed stations was a "Quandadine Siding", located near Quandadine Pool in the Avon River. Marshall Fox, the district surveyor proposed creating a townsite here in 1914, and land was resumed for this purpose later that year. By the time the railway line was opened in 1915 the name of the siding had been changed to Kweda, and this was the name applied when the townsite was gazetted in 1918. This name may be derived from "Queeda", a Noongar Aboriginal name for the Casuarina tree. [LandInfo WA|c|K|2007-05-03]

References

External links

* [http://wastations.i8.com/sthwheatblet/Kweda/Kweda%20Siding.html Pictures taken at Kweda] (Don Copley)


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