Ardath, Western Australia facts for kids
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Ardath Hotel, 2018
|Population||57 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||219 m (719 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Bruce Rock|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
It was built to serve the Corrigin to Bruce Rock railway, and originally named Kerkenin in April 1914. However, confusion with Kukerin saw its name changed to Ardath, after the name of a prophet in the apocryphal 2 Esdras.
In 1932 the Wheat Pool of Western Australia announced that the town would have two grain elevators, each fitted with an engine, installed at the railway siding.
During World War II Ardath was the location of No. 9 Advanced Ammunition sub depot developed in 1942 and manned by 16 Ordnance Ammunition Section. It was closed in 1945.
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