ⓘ Elleker, Western Australia. Elleker is a small town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, situated about 16 kilometres west of the regional city of ..

Elleker, Western Australia

ⓘ Elleker, Western Australia

Elleker is a small town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, situated about 16 kilometres west of the regional city of Albany. It is situated along the Lower Denmark Road; the main tourist route from Albany to Denmark.

The town was planned by the Western Australian Land Company, who built the Great Southern Railway in 1886–1889. It was originally known as Lakeside, due to its proximity to Lake Powell, but did not develop initially. The Government purchased the railway in 1896, redesigned the town and gazetted it as Lakeside in 1899. The town emerged as a railway junction between the Torbay line, which served timber sawmills in the area, and the Great Southern railway, and it was renamed Torbay Junction in 1908. In 1921, it was renamed Elleker on the recommendation of a former member of the Albany Road Board who lived in the area, after Ellerker in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The reasons for the omission of the first "r" are not known.

The townsite includes several houses, a general store, oval, town hall, railway siding as mentioned and a telephone booth.

Its close proximity to Mutton Bird Beach and the Elleker-Grasmere Road see the townsite experience tourism fluctuations over the summer months.

The townsite is noted for the presence of the house used as the Leonard family home in the Nine Network TV show Lockie Leonard 2007–2010, based on the book series by Tim Winton.

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  • on 1 December 1978, hauled by preserved steam locomotive W947 as far as Elleker It was the last regular overnight passenger train to run on the WAGR system
  • 1973. Hauled last Albany Progress from Albany to Elleker in December 1978. Sold to Western Australian Rail Transport Museum 1984, sold to Hotham Valley
  • Shenton Park. February On 1 February an emergency warning was issued for Elleker in the City of Albany. The fire was contained a few hours later. May Albany
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  • Description Rail Trails Australia Retrieved 8 April 2018. Torbay to Elleker Rail Trail - Trail Description Rail Trails Australia Retrieved 10 April 2018
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  • listed on the Western Australian State Register of Heritage Places located in the City of Albany, in the Great Southern region of Western Australia
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