Scientific Reserve - WA

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DEG: -32.99212127 121.62077128
DMS: 32º 59' 31.64" S 121º 37' 14.78" E
UTM: 51 H 6348742mN 371142mE
Altitude: 257.91m


Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves


553.48kms East of Perth

Address & Contact

Salmon Gums WA
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Salmon Gums Research Station (fmr), is listed on the Register of Heritage Places as a Permanent Entry.
This is an extract of the register:

comprising Manager’s Quarters (1928), Married Man's Quarters (1928), Stables (1928, 1965), and post-1960 farm and accommodation buildings and various other elements, in a cleared rural setting, has cultural heritage significance for the following reasons:the place was the venue of important and successful research into the development of pastures on the alkaline soils of the Southern Mallee and
Register of Heritage Places – Permanent EntrySalmon Gums Research Station (fmr)2soils subject to salinity that enabled the expansion of agricultural production in such soils;the place is associated with scientific work in propagating Wimmera Rye Grass, which was highly successful as a pasture in Mallee areas;the place is illustrative of State Government support for land settlement and agricultural advancement, with various schemes developed since the late 1880s to improve farming conditions and encourage people to take up agricultural land; and,the place represents an agricultural research station that embodies government initiatives to support farming in the difficult mallee area of the State, and illustrates a way of life in agricultural research that is no longer practised.Little significance: machinery sheds, shearing shed, silos, meteorological station, 1968 workers quarters, 1970 technical officers' quarters and new manager's house, 1970s office/conference room. No significance: small sheds, garages, swimming pool.
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Salmon Gums Res.Stn.
Distance from Scientific Reserve 0.65km NE
Mean Max. °C30.629.627.323.719.816.916.117.420.323.426.328.9
Mean Min. °C13.914.
Mean Rain mm26.723.226.327.134.338.036.933.031.727.226.220.1

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