Rabbit Proof Fence Parking Bay - WA



DEG: -31.389723 118.501389
DMS: 31º 23' 23" S 118º 30' 5" E
UTM: 50 J 6526231mN 642753mE
Altitude: 341.06m


Place Type

Infrastructure - Marker,Sign


257.99kms East of Perth - Driving 285 km (3 hours 13 mins)

Address & Contact

Burracoppin WA 6421
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Located 6km west of Walgoolan or 2km east of Burracoppin.
The Rabbit Proof Fence was conceived in an attempt to prevent rabbits entering the agricultural areas of the State. And what a fence it was! When finished it stretched 1,827 kms from near Hopetoun in the south to Cape Kenaudren, north of Port Hedland. Work commenced at Burracoppin in 1902 and that town was a major depot for the boundary riders employed to maintain the fence. Gates through the fence were numbered in miles from Burracoppin. There were heavy penalties for travelers caught leaving the gates open (72 days in prison if the fine was not paid) and for anyone found traveling along the fence maintenance track (100 pound fine). A fence west of Fence No 1 was constructed later and its line is crossed just east of Cunderdin on Highway 1. No 3 fence was later built out of Geraldton to meet No 2 fence and deter emus from invading the agricultural areas.

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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Rabbit Proof Fence Parking Bay 23.15km SW
Mean Max. °C33.933.130.325.420.717.316.317.320.424.828.532.0
Mean Min. °C17.818.
Mean Rain mm14.715.420.422.940.849.450.638.725.818.214.714.3

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