Karlgarin, Western Australia

Karlgarin is a town located 321 km south east of Perth in the eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

Th first European to visit the area was Surveyor General John Septimus Roe who passed through in 1848. He recorded the name "Carlgarin" as the name of a nearby hill. Karlgarin is an Aboriginal word that is thought to mean "place of fire". Karlgarin was selected as a soldier settlement site and a declaration of a townsite was sought in 1924. OIt was not until the railway came to the area in 1930. The townsite was gazetted in 1931.

The town has a school, shop, telephone box, an abandoned church and grain receival point complete with a railway siding. Karlgarin is home to the annual yabbie races and is often considered ' the gateway to Pingaring '. The town's proximity to Hyden, along with its location on the Brookton Highway, means reliable tourism potential which the town is yet to capitalise on.

The town also shares a football team with Hyden, the Hyden/Karlgarin Football Club, which competes in the Eastern Districts Football League.

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