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