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Yealering, Western Australia

Yealering is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 220km south-east of Perth. It is located between the towns of Wickepin and Corrigin, beside lake Yealering.

Yealering is an Aboriginal name, first recorded in 1870 as the name for the lake next to the town.

The town was first settled in the 1870s as a grazing lease and was later the site of a market garden. Yealering Lake was a valuable source of fresh water for the settlers. Community picnics and sporting days, for which the town became renowned, were held on the banks of the lake and in dry years horse races were run on the lake bed.

In 1907, land around Yealering was opened up for selection, and in 1908, the Yealering Lake Progress Association was formed. After the Government's announcement of a railway from Wickepin to Merredin, a townsite was surveyed and in 1912 the town was gazetted, and already by that stage included a primary school, post office and several other buildings. A hall made from local bricks was added in 1927.

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