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Baandee
Western Australia
Baandee is located in Western Australia
Baandee
Baandee
Coordinates 31°34′52″S 117°58′41″E / 31.581°S 117.978°E / -31.581; 117.978Coordinates: 31°34′52″S 117°58′41″E / 31.581°S 117.978°E / -31.581; 117.978
Population 13 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 6412
Elevation 249 m (817 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Kellerberrin
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack

Baandee is a small town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about halfway between the towns of Kellerberrin and Merredin on the Great Eastern Highway approximately 230 kilometres (143 mi) from Perth, the state capital.

History

The town was gazetted in April 1912. There is some debate as to the Aboriginal meaning of the name, although one settler noted that the Aboriginal name for Hines Hill, 8 kilometres (5 mi) to the east, is "Baandui".

In 1932 the Wheat Pool of Western Australia announced that the town would have two wheat elevators on two new wheat bins, each fitted with an engine, installed at the railway siding. The installation of at least one elevator was completed early the following year.

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