BADGINGARRA, Western Australia
BADGINGARRA is a small town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, about 205 kilometres (127 mi) north of Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan. It lies on the Brand Highway adjacent to the Badgingarra National Park
The town was gazetted in 1955 and takes its name from nearby Badgingarra Pool. "Badgingarra" is an Indigenous Australian word said to mean "water by the manna gums".
The district was originally surveyed in the 1880s, however owing to the widespead presence of poison plants in the area and the soil types, the land was not developed for agriculture. Little settlement occurred until the 1950s, when the use of trace elements such as zinc and copper in fertilisers allowed for farming to occur on the sandy soils around Badgingarra.
In 1955 sufficient population growth had occurred for the gazettal of a townsite to support the settlers.
In 1959 the state government established the Badgingarra Research Station, to assist farmers in the development of their enterprises.
In 1965 a primary school was established, initially operated in the community hall before a new school was built and opened in 1968. The planned development of the Brand Highway 7 kilometres (4 mi) west of the Badgingarra townsite spurred the people of Badgingarra to resolve to shift the townsite so as to lie on the Brand Highway.
- in the Shire of Dandaragan
CROUCH , Colin. 7 Jan 1927 - 27 Oct 2001. Father of Bevin, Colene, Lloyd, Kylie and Russell. (with Shirley)
CROUCH , Lloyd Francis. 24 Sep 1959 - 9 Feb 1962. Son of Colin and Shirley, brother of Bevin, Colene, Kylie and Russell.
CROUCH , Shirley. 17 Jul 1931 - 17 Mar 2002. Mother of Bevin, Colene, Lloyd, Kylie and Russell. (with Colin)
DEHNE , Elsbeth Erna. 1 October 1922 - 10 August 2004. Sieglinde Engelke (nee Plaumann), Reinhard and Eckhardt Plaumann and families.
FISHER , J W (Jack). 80821. Aircraftsman, Royal Australian Air Force. 14 November 1999, aged 77. Loving husband of Bev, Dad to Dot, father of Robert and Jenny.
NELSON , Daniel James. Born 28 June 1982, died 29 June 1982. Loved son of Jonathan and Jillian, brother of Cherith, Heidi, Bethany and Eloise.
RICHARDSON , Declan. Born 13 June 1993 died 14 June 1993. Loved son of Peter and Dahlia, brother of Andrew and brother of Hannah.
WHITE , Frank. (Bill). 6 January 19?8 - 23 August 1997. Beloved husband of Lorna, loved father of Graham, Noel, Jill and Bev.