Leeman - WA

Population - Town 

Position

DEG: -29.94937 114.9821
DMS: 29º 56' 57.73" S 114º 58' 55.57" E
UTM: 50 J 6685112mN 305259mE
Altitude: 6.81m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

237.42kms North of Perth - Driving 264 km (2 hours 48 mins)

Address & Contact

166-312 Indian Ocean Dr
Leeman WA 6514
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Leeman is a small Mid-west coastal town with a population of about 450. It is another rock lobster fishing port with a smallish fleet. However, the town is not totally dependent on this industry as many townspeople rely on employment in the wider region including the sandmining industry. As well, the town is home to many retirees and many houses are only occupied as holiday homes.

As the townsite was gazetted in 1961 (as Snag Island, a name that is still in common use) it still has a ‘60’ sleepy asbestos/fibro feel although there is plenty of evidence of recent prosperity in the houses on the foreshore. Snag Island is a rocky island a small distance off-shore from the town.

The first to visit the Leeman coast were Dutch sailors sailing to the Spice Islands for trade. Several Dutch ships were wrecked on the adjacent Western Australian reefs, among them the 'Gilt Dragon'. Abraham Leeman and crew from the 'Waeckende Boey', searching for survivors of the gilt Dragon, were marooned on Fishermans Island just south of Green Head (15 KM south of Leeman) in 1658.

Leeman has the usual range of small town facilities including a caravan park, servos, and small shops. It has great snorkelling and fishing opportunities and a multitude of nature reserves surround it.

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Badgingarra at 23/09:30am WST
Distance from Leeman 68.8km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
13.5°C11.6°C82%10.5°ChPa0.0mmWNW11km/hr
6knots
19km/hr
10knots

Closest Climatic Station

Eneabba
Distance from Leeman 31.52km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.336.333.629.324.320.819.620.622.926.429.933.4
Mean Min. °C18.719.618.115.212.310.29.09.09.611.413.916.3
Mean Rain mm7.412.713.625.370.499.793.575.645.224.015.39.6

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