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Woodanilling WA


Postcode: 6316

Woodanilling is a small town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, 252 km south of Perth on the Great Southern Highway, 25 kilometres from Katanning and 30 Kilometres from Wagin.

The town is in a sheep and grain producing area and was named after a spring in the Boyerine Creek one kilometre south of town.

The area was first explored by Europeans in 1830-31.The construction of the Albany Highway in the early 1850s and the Great Southern Railway in 1889 brought settlers to the area and helped to establish the town in 1892.

The population of Woodanilling numbers just over four hundred and peaked at 800 in the interwar period.