Erikin, Western Australia facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsErikin
|Elevation||243 m (797 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Bruce Rock|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
Originating as a railway siding that was established in 1913 during the construction of the Bruce Rock to Quairading railway line, the surrounding land was soon in demand. Lots were surveyed and the townsite was gazetted in 1921.
The town was named after the son of an early settler who was the first person of European descent to be born in the district, Eric Harvey. The second part of the name is short for Inn, or camping place, and was suggested by the child's mother in 1913.
The railway was expanded in 1914 with a new crane being constructed, the siding expanded and barracks provided. A school was operating in the town in 1914.
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