Bonnie Rock, Western Australia facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBonnie Rock
|Population||63 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||417 m (1,368 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Mukinbudin|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
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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