Corrigin is a must stop over town. Corrigin is a really delightful small town. The town has won numerous ‘tidy town’ awards, and the ambition to succeed in this facet of town pride cleanly has rubbed off on the community. The dog cemetery 3k west of the town is a must photo for dog lovers.
The name "Corrigin", of Noongar indigenous origin, was first recorded in 1877 relating to a well in the area. The meaning of the name is unknown.
In 1909, the Government planned to build a railway from Brookton on the Great Southern Railway to the town of Kunjin, 17 km west of Corrigin. Sometime after, a line from Wickepin was also proposed, and the Government decided to locate the crossing point at Corrigin
In 1913, a railway siding was built, and named "Dondakin" by railway authorities due to conflict with the name elsewhere. However, after much local protest, the siding was renamed Corrigin and gazetted on 15 May 1914. The town is located in the central Wheatbelt along State Route 40. It is mostly a farming community focused on crops and sheep, and holds the world record of 'the most dogs in a Ute.
An extended visit in Corrigin would be an easy decision.