Australind - WA

  Population - Town

Position

DEG: -33.2792 115.71504
DMS: 33º 16' 45.13" S 115º 42' 54.15" E
UTM: 50 H 6317024mN 380340mE
Altitude: 8.59m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

147.8kms South of Perth - Driving 157 km (1 hour 40 mins)

Address & Contact

2-6 Paris Rd
Australind WA 6233
Phone: +618 9729 0300
Email: shire@harvey.wa.gov.au
Web: https://www.harvey.wa.gov.au

Information

Australind is located 156 km south of Perth 12 km north of Bunbury and is part of one of the fastest growing regions in Western Australia. Although now effectively a suburb of Bunbury, it is a significant historic town and a popular place for people seeking something quieter than the bustle of Perth and yet still wanting easy access to the city. A classic 'seachange' destination.

The Western Australian Land Company purchased land in the area north of Bunbury in 1840 hoping to breed horses for the British Indian Army and sell them in India. In an eccentric attempt to ensure the success of the enterprise they decided to name the surveyed town site with a name manufactured from Australia and India - hence Australind.

The first settlers arrived in 1841 and by 1842 over 440 immigrants had settled in the area. The plan was to divide a huge land grant of over 40 000 ha into small farming lots of 40 ha and establish an English-style village. The settlement was designed to ease poverty by providing low cost land and independence as well as providing Western Australia with much needed labour.

By 1843 the settlement had been abandoned because of a range of problems including poor sandy soils, no water in summer and too much rain in winter.

Visitor Information
Henton Cottage - Australind Information Centre, Cnr Old Coast Road and Paris Road, Australind. Tel: 08 9796 0122
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Bunbury
Distance from Australind 10.81km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.630.127.824.121.118.417.217.518.420.924.327.3
Mean Min. °C15.315.914.211.69.38.17.07.48.49.312.113.6
Mean Rain mm11.86.615.435.295.6144.9142.9115.780.730.926.621.7

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