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Nabawa
Western Australia
Established: 1897
Postcode: 6532
Location:
LGA: Shire of Chapman Valley
State District: Moore
Federal Division: Durack

Nabawa is a small town in the Mid West region of Western Australia, and is located in the Shire of Chapman Valley 42 kilometres (26 mi) northeast of the city of Geraldton.

History

Nabawa derives its name from Nabawar Pool, a pool in the Chapman River first recorded by a surveyor in 1857. This Aboriginal word is said to mean "camp far away". The current spelling of Nabawa has been in use since 1872.

A school and agricultural hall were established in the 1890s. When the Upper Chapman railway was opened in 1910, a siding was opened near the pool and named Nabawa. The railway closed in 1961, but in 1964, the Shire of Chapman Valley moved its administrative headquarters to Nabawa from Nanson, and a townsite was declared in 1965.

Present day

The town contains Shire offices, a library, a community centre and playground, sport centre and oval, Tavern, Centenary park, St John Ambulance subcentre, Fire & Emergency Services subcentre and the Chapman Valley Primary School, which was established in 1892 and has, in 2013, 44 pupils between kindergarten and Year 7 who come from the surrounding agricultural district.

Climate

Nabawa is on the borderline of the semi-arid and Mediterranean climate zones, having hot dry summers and wet winters.

Climate data for Nabawa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 47.4
(117.3)
45.8
(114.4)
43.9
(111)
40.7
(105.3)
35.6
(96.1)
29.4
(84.9)
28.3
(82.9)
31.1
(88)
37.8
(100)
40.6
(105.1)
43.1
(109.6)
46.1
(115)
47.4
(117.3)
Average high °C (°F) 34.1
(93.4)
34.2
(93.6)
32.3
(90.1)
28.3
(82.9)
23.4
(74.1)
19.7
(67.5)
18.4
(65.1)
19.3
(66.7)
22.0
(71.6)
25.1
(77.2)
29.1
(84.4)
32.1
(89.8)
26.5
(79.7)
Average low °C (°F) 17.8
(64)
18.3
(64.9)
17.2
(63)
14.4
(57.9)
11.1
(52)
9.1
(48.4)
7.5
(45.5)
7.4
(45.3)
8.1
(46.6)
10.0
(50)
13.3
(55.9)
15.9
(60.6)
12.5
(54.5)
Record low °C (°F) 5.0
(41)
7.2
(45)
6.1
(43)
2.8
(37)
0.3
(32.5)
0.0
(32)
-0.3
(31.5)
-1.0
(30.2)
-0.3
(31.5)
2.2
(36)
4.7
(40.5)
1.5
(34.7)
-1.0
(30.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 6.7
(0.264)
13.0
(0.512)
14.4
(0.567)
22.2
(0.874)
63.7
(2.508)
97.7
(3.846)
92.7
(3.65)
63.8
(2.512)
35.9
(1.413)
20.8
(0.819)
10.4
(0.409)
6.1
(0.24)
447.5
(17.618)
Avg. precipitation days 1.6 2.2 2.6 4.8 9.4 12.4 13.4 11.6 8.7 5.9 3.2 1.8 77.6

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