Trayning Well

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Kellerberrin - Bencubbin Road, Trayning, Western Australia

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Wheatbelt Way Site 22 In 1869, John Forrest named the local water source at Trayning, which was his spelling of the local Aboriginal name Duri-iring, a combination of two words meaning to crawl and a camping place. Duranning was eventually corrupted to Trayning. The Aboriginal knowledge of waterholes was essential for early explorers and settlers survival and many soaks and wells retained their Aboriginal name after European settlement. On 1 March 1879, the Toodyay Road Board accepted the tender of Charles Adams for the sinking of a well at Trayning. In the 1887 survey, the place was described as: Good supply of water at present, but not permanent. It is a tank excavated in the ground 10 feet in diameter by 14 feet deep stoned up with stone and covered over with saplings. A small gully is turned into it, which it fills whenever a thunderstorm occurs. This could be improved by enlarging; very good place for a tank. The Trayning Well was an important source of water on the Yarragin Road to the Yilgarn Goldfields and for early settlers. Take the time to stop at Trayning Well to admire the workmanship of Charles Adam in the art of sinking and lining a well by hand in the late 1800s.

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Lat: -31.059242 Lng: 117.802485

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Fenced off well next to roadside. With water October 2020

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