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Narrogin Australia
Narrogin WA
Narrogin North West Western Australia

Narrogin Australia

Located 192 km southeast of Perth on the Great Southern highway, Narrogin is in the Western Australian Wheat Belt.

Narrogin History

Settled in the 1860s and 70s, the town's name is derived from a word in the local aboriginal dialect 'gnarojin' meaning waterhole. Gnarojin Park in Narrogin is a national award winner for its original designs and artworks portraying local history and cultural.The Narrogin area of Western Australia was first surveyed by the party lead by Hillman as early as 1835, when the track between Perth and Albany was being surveyed. Settlement came to Narrogin in the 1860s when shepherds and pastoralists settled in isolated outstations taking advantage of the waterholes. Sandalwood cutting helped the early farmers eke out a living. These watering points, in particular Narrogin Pool, were responsible for the purchase of Narrogin Pool by the Western Australian Land Company. The WA Land Company had won the contract for the railway, with its route between Perth and Albany and in July 1889 the arrival of the Great Southern Railway brought the population of Narrogin together as a township.

Narrogin Attractions

The Narrogin History Hall is a local collection of historical artifacts. TheOld Narrogin Courthouse Museum was built in 1894 as a school. The Narrogin Art Gallery has regular exhibitions. The Narrogin Heritage trail is a self-guided walk around the historic buildings of Narrogin. The Narrogin Lions Lookout offers excellent views and the nearby Dryandra Woodland is paradise for birdwatchers and bushwalkers.The Barna Mia Animal Sanctuary near Narrogin has guided spotlight walks at night that show some of Australia's most threatened marsupials and Yilliminning and Birdwhistle Rocks: are unusual rock formations, some 11km from Narrogin.