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Western Australia
Established 1920
Postcode(s) 6532
Elevation 177 m (581 ft)
  • 458 km (285 mi) North of Perth
  • 34 km (21 mi) East of Geraldton
LGA(s) City of Greater Geraldton
State electorate(s) Moore
Federal Division(s) Durack

Eradu is a small town in Western Australia located in the Mid West region of Western Australia 34 kilometres (21 mi) east of Geraldton on the Geraldton-Mount Magnet road.

Following the opening of the Nangulu-Mullewa railway line in 1894 a station was opened at the location of the current town-site. The name of the station was Greenough River until 1903. It remained a station with a station master from 1915 to 1921 and was gazetted as a town in 1920. The station later became a siding until it was closed in 1973.

The name is Aboriginal in origin and is the name of a pool found in the nearby Greenough River.

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