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Kurrawang is located in Western Australia
Location in Western Australia
Established 1910
Postcode(s) 6430
Elevation 369 m (1,211 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Coolgardie
State electorate(s) Eyre
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Kurrawang is a town in Western Australia between Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie just off Great Eastern Highway in the Goldfields–Esperance region of Western Australia.

The town was first established as a railway station in the early 1900s on the Eastern line to Kalgoorlie. The area was also a junction of the timber lines in the region. Firewood companies used the timber lines to collect firewood to provide the heat energy needed by condensers that were used to make potable water from saline water. A progress association was formed following a unanimous decision by the townspeople in 1907 and a committee was elected at the same meeting. The town was gazetted in 1910.

The town's name is Aboriginal in origin but the meaning is unknown. It is thought that it may be related to the bird of the same name.

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