Cooya Pooya - WA



DEG: -21.03425026 117.13925934
DMS: 21º 02' 3.3" S 117º 08' 21.33" E
UTM: 50 K 7674055mN 514470mE
Altitude: 65.31m


Place Type

Population - Village


29.01kms South of Roebourne
60.53kms SouthEast of Dampier
172.9kms SouthWest of Port Hedland
195.63kms North of Tom Price

Address & Contact

Cooya Pooya
Western Australia
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The first settlers / pastoralists William Taylor and Thomas Lockyer settled during the mid-1860s. Several years later, Taylor sold his interests and left the area.

Lockyer originally named the lease Table Hill Station and 1885 Lockyer and his four sons ran 28,000 sheep. The Lockyers acquired a run further inland on the Fortescue River which when combined with Table Hill had a total area of 900,000 acres (3,642 km2). The merged station became known as "Cooya Pooya".

Following a drought the station was abandoned for a time in 1897, with all stock being relocated to the tableland.

Samuel L. Burges purchased Cooya Pooya in 1911 and acquired neighbouring Springs Station in the same year. By 1912 the property was carrying 22,000 sheep.

The Stove brothers acquired the station prior to 1925, adding it to their portfolio which included Mount Welcome and Cherritta stations. The region was struck by a severe cyclone in early 1925, causing severe damage to Cooya Pooya and many other properties in the area.

By 1950, Percy Stove and his wife left the station to move south. Their son Jack took over management of the property in their absence. The following year Stove was lucky not to be killed when a fire broke out in the storeroom, and a box of gelignite exploded blowing the roof clean off.

The old homestead was placed on the state heritage list in 1998. The building is a single storey stone structure with an iron roof and detached kitchen.
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Closest Weather Station

Roebourne Airport at 20/10:00am WST
Distance from Cooya Pooya 30.61km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Cooya Pooya 28.63km N
Mean Max. °C38.738.037.635.330.527.026.829.132.635.638.039.0
Mean Min. °C26.226.225.322.218.315.313.614.516.819.722.624.9
Mean Rain mm62.

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