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Buntine Hall, 2018
|Elevation||315 m (1,033 ft)|
|Location||300 km (186 mi) NNE of Perth|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Dalwallinu|
Buntine is a small town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 300 kilometres (186 mi) north of Perth, the state capital, along the Great Northern Highway within the Shire of Dalwallinu.
The name Buntine was first used in 1910 as the name of a nearby hill. In 1913, it was applied to a railway siding on the line between Wongan Hills and Mullewa, at the suggestion of District Surveyor J P Camm. The town of Buntine was gazetted in 1916.
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.
A local bulk wheat bin was opened in the town in December 1949 just in time for the harvesting season with 280 long tons (280 thousand kilograms) being received on the first day.
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