Munglinup, Western Australia facts for kids
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|Population||122 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||87 m (285 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Ravensthorpe|
Munglinup is a small town located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.
The Munglinup River for most of its course defines the boundary of the Esperance and Ravensthorpe shires. At the Oldfield estuary, the boundary goes to the eastern shore.
The word Munglinup is Indigenous Australian in origin and of unknown meaning. The name first appears on maps made by early settlers in 1868.
The region was first opened up for farming in the late 1950s and by the early 1960s the community asked for a townsite between Esperance and Ravensthorpe to be considered. The townsite was surveyed in 1961 and gazetted in 1962.
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