Amelup is a small town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia located on . At the 2016 census Amelup recorded a population of 64.[1] The Amelup service station is located 9 km north of the Stirling Range National Park situated between the Stirling Range and Borden.[2]

The area was once a centre of the sandalwood trade, with cutters working the area in the 1890s. Sandalwood Road is a reminder of the town's past. The town is mostly known for its "CAUTION NUDISTS CROSSING" sign on the main street.[3]

The area was opened for selection in 1928 with over 400 acres being allocated.[4] Most land is now used for cereal cropping and sheep grazing for both wool and meat production.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Amelup (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 April 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Australian Explorer – Amelup". 2000. Retrieved 28 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern – Borden and the Stirling Ranges". 2005. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2008.
  4. ^ "The selectors guide". Sunday Times. Perth: National Library of Australia. 17 June 1928. p. 11 Section: Second Section. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Cropping and lambing". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 7 June 1947. p. 15. Retrieved 2 May 2011.

External links

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