Wangarrai - WA

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DEG: -27.402179 120.648661
DMS: 27º 24' 7.85" S 120º 38' 55.17" E
UTM: 51 J 6966822mN 267509mE
Altitude: 528.71m


Place Type

Population - Village


684.96kms NorthEast of Perth

Address & Contact

Sir Samuel WA
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The original spelling in the GeoScience Australia Place Names database used Wangarrai but these days, the spelling Wanjarri has been used, so the nearby reserve is spelled Wanjarri.

Wanjarri is situated in the north eastern goldfields between the towns of Leinster and Wiluna. It is surrounded by pastoral lands now held by mining companies actively involved in production and exploration.

In 1920, John Joseph Currie leased land to start a pastoral station and in 1940 his son-in-law, Tom Moriarty took over. Moriarty seems to have been more interested in prospecting and bird watching and only lightly stocked the property with sheep.

In fact it seems that it was Tom's interest in the local bird life that led to the station being purchased by the then, Department of Fisheries and Fauna. Tom did not want the station to be amalgamated into neighbouring properties and arranged for it to be sold to the government department in 1971.

The Wanjarri Reserve includes the original farm buildings as well as a number of relics including an old car known as 'The Goanna'.

With a resurgence of mining in the area has come an increased number of visitors to the reserve despite its fairly remote location in the north eastern goldfields.

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Closest Weather Station

Leinster at 13/11:30pm WST
Distance from Wangarrai 48.79km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Leinster Aero
Distance from Wangarrai 48.79km S
Mean Max. °C37.535.331.327.723.219.218.721.525.529.532.335.1
Mean Min. °C23.222.318.915.410.
Mean Rain mm37.939.230.726.816.516.

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