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Tincurrin WA


Postcode: 6361

Tincurrin is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 250 kilometres (155 mi) south-east of Perth and within the Shire of Wickepin.

Tincurrin’s name is of Aboriginal origin, and was first recorded in 1892 by J.O. Oxley, a surveyor, for a spring in the area, but the meaning is not known. When a railway was being constructed from Narrogin to Kondinin in 1911, the government proposed a siding here, which was constructed in 1914 with the name “Tinkurrin”. Land nearby was set aside for a townsite the following year, and in 1922 Tincurrin was gazetted.[1] In 1925 a post office was built and in 1938-1939 a one-classroom school (which today has 10 students) and CBH grain handling bins were constructed.[2]

Tincurrin has a primary school (K-4), agricultural hall, Elders store (the general store having closed in 2004) and post office. The area around Tincurrin is home to wildflowers in spring, especially verticordia.