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Bonnie Rock
Western Australia
Bonnie Rock is located in Western Australia
Bonnie Rock
Bonnie Rock
Coordinates 30°32′S 118°22′E / 30.533°S 118.367°E / -30.533; 118.367Coordinates: 30°32′S 118°22′E / 30.533°S 118.367°E / -30.533; 118.367
Population 63 (2006 census)
Established 1932
Postcode(s) 6479
Elevation 417 m (1,368 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Mukinbudin
State electorate(s) Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s) Durack

Bonnie Rock is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

The town was once the terminus of the railway to Beacon.

The name of the town originated from a rock formation that is situated close to the town that was named by a sandalwood cutter. The townsite was gazetted in 1932.

A short lived newspaper in the 1930s included the name of the town in its title.

The main industry in town is wheat farming with the town being a Cooperative Bulk Handling receival site.

The Russian adventurer Fyodor Konyukhov broke the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the Earth in a hot air balloon in just over 11 days, landing safely near Bonnie Rock about 4.30pm (local time) on 23 July 2016.

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