Cadoux, Western Australia facts for kids
|Elevation||372 m (1,220 ft)|
|Location||180 km (112 mi) from Perth|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Wongan-Ballidu|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
The townsite was gazetted in 1929 and the railway siding was opened in the same year. It was on the Amery–Kalannie line at 149 miles 49 chains.
The main industry in town is wheat farming with the town being a Cooperative Bulk Handling receival site.
On 2 June 1979 there was a significant earthquake just east of the town. It had a Richter magnitude of 6.1 and was the second most damaging earthquake in the history of Western Australia. Damage to the area was estimated to be A$3.8 million (in 1979 dollars). Only one injury was recorded in the entire earthquake. This was a broken arm sustained by a child from falling masonry.
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