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Bullfinch
Western Australia
Population 40 (2006 census)
Established 1910
Postcode(s) 6484
Elevation 359 m (1,178 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Yilgarn
State electorate(s) Eyre
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Bullfinch is a small town in the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

The town was originally gazetted in 1910. Gold mining is its largest industry.

Gold was first discovered in the area in 1909 and the name "Bullfinch" was the name of one of the original leases issued. The Bullfinch mine closed in 1921, but other mines opened during a boom following World War II.

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.

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