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Tenterden, Western Australia

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Population  223 (2006 census)
Postcode(s)  6322
Elevation  311 m
Postal code  6322
Lga  Shire of Cranbrook
Established  1893
State electorate(s)  Blackwood-Stirling
Founded  1893
Local time  Wednesday 4:33 PM
Federal division  Division of O'Connor
Tenterden, Western Australia
Location  328 km (204 mi) South East of Perth 88 km (55 mi) North West of Albany 11 km (7 mi) South of Cranbrook
Weather  16°C, Wind SE at 19 km/h, 46% Humidity

Tenterden is a town located 328 km south-east of Perth in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. The townsite is located on one of the sidings on the Great Southern Railway line. The siding was established in 1891 and shortly afterward the government made land available for agricultural purposes in the area. The town was gazetted in 1893 and is named after a town in Kent.

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Map of Tenterden WA 6322, Australia

2003 Fire

On 27 December 2003, two live power lines clashed and shorted out resulting in a large bushfire. Two local women died in the fire. Crop, property and stock damage was estimated to be in the millions of dollars. In December 2005, Western Power was fined $17,500 by a magistrate, having been taken to court by the Office of Energy Safety for failing to maintain a safe power network.

References

Tenterden, Western Australia Wikipedia


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