Latham, Western Australia facts for kids
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|Population||160 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||291 m (955 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Perenjori|
The town is named after a large granite rock, Latham Rock, that is located close to the townsite. The rock was named after an early pastoralist in the region who established a watering place for stock being droved through the area.
The townsite originated as a result of the planned construction of the railway from Wongan Hills to Mullewa in 1913. The Public Works department decided that the area would be suitable as a railway station and a townsite. The railway opened for service in 1915 and the townsite was gazetted in 1917.
The bulk wheat bin was opened in November 1936.
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