Gibson, Western Australia facts for kids
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|Population||475 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||218 m (715 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Esperance|
The population of the area was 16 (7 males and 9 females) in 1898.
Gibson was originally proposed in about 1910 as a siding on the Esperance Branch Railway due to a reliable water source in the area, named by surveyor A. W. Canning after a man who discovered the soak whilst searching for stock.. The railway itself was not completed until 1925, but the townsite was gazetted on 19 October 1921.
It is served by a station on the Westnet railway network, and is also the site of the Esperance Airport. In 2009, a 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) long crossing called by this name but located slightly away from the town was built.
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