GOOMALLING

Goomalling is the last of the towns on the Wheatbelt loop that joins Merredin with Northam. Goomalling is also an historic town that has heritage factors in place and given the towns proximity to Northam and to a lesser degree Perth there appears to be a good commercial feel about the place.

Goomalling is an Aboriginal word which means "the place of the silver-grey possum". Goomal is the noongar word for this possum.

The name Goomalling was first shown for a spring found by explorers Hillman & Lefroy in 1846. Hillman noted on his plan "rich grassy country" and squatters subsequently moved into the area. George Slater was the first in the Goomalling area, establishing a property around Goomalling Spring in the early 1850s.

When the Northam Goomalling railway line was opened in 1902 the government decided to establish a townsite at Goomalling. It was gazetted in 1903.

The Goomalling Hotel is a 100 year plus institution.

The War Memorial is located on the main street.

All of the main denominations are represented from a church perspective. All of the churches are of the modern design.

The Goomalling Museum is located on the Northam road.

Goomalling has had a quite interesting past. Be sure to spend some time getting to know the place; that said any diversion to this Wheatbelt loop of towns is not necessary.

Heritage diary

 

 

  Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course