Campion, Western Australia

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Western Australia
Campion is located in Western Australia
Coordinates31°01′44″S 118°30′00″E / 31.029°S 118.5°E / -31.029; 118.5Coordinates: 31°01′44″S 118°30′00″E / 31.029°S 118.5°E / -31.029; 118.5
Establishedc. 1920
  • 303 km (188 mi) east of Perth
  • 47 km (29 mi) NNE of Merredin
LGA(s)Shire of Nungarin
State electorate(s)Central Wheatbelt
Federal Division(s)Durack

Campion was a town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. It is on the KoordaBullfinch Road. Chandler is nearby, and the closest main town is Mukinbudin. Now Campion is a ghost town. Nobody lives there.

Campion was named after Sir William Campion. He was the Governor of Western Australia from 1924 to 1931.

Retired soldiers started the town as part of a soldier settlement scheme. They built a school in 1925 and a railway siding in 1927. The siding was used until 1957.

The "Emu War" of 1932 happened in Campion.

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