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Dattening, Western Australia

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Established  1908
State electorate(s)  Wagin
Founded  1908
Lga  Shire of Pingelly
Postcode(s)  6308
Elevation  320 m
Postal code  6308
Federal division  Division of O'Connor
Dattening, Western Australia
Location  178 km (111 mi) ESE of Perth 20 km (12 mi) W of Pingelly
Weather  29°C, Wind E at 16 km/h, 40% Humidity

Dattening is a small town located between Boddington and Pingelly in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

During the 1890s a farmer named Norris Taylor sunk a well in the locality and the area was initially known as Taylor's Well. By 1906 the local progress association petitioned for a townsite to be surveyed and blocks were subdivided in 1907. Blocks were sold in 1908 with 20 Working Men's blocks being put on the market with prices between £8 and £14. The name, Dattening, was suggested as an alternative to Taylor's Well after this name had been rejected since it duplicated the name of a town in South Australia. The Morambine Road Board suggested the name Dattening which was the Aboriginal name of a spring which is in the vicinity of the well. The meaning of the name is unknown. The town was gazetted in 1908.

The town residents petitioned for the name of the town to be changed to Taylor's Well in 1925 and 1929 but were unsuccessful on both occasions.

References

Dattening, Western Australia Wikipedia


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