Cheriton Rd Gingin
|Municipal Inventory||Adopted||18 Oct 2005||Category 4||
During the Second World War, this hill was the site of an American unit encampment. U.S.A. 699th Air Warning Battalion were here from March 1942 to sometime later in that year. Fifty men in this Radar Detection Unit camped on the hillside in a clump of trees. There was a well with a good supply of water nearby.
The hill is situated three kilometers north of Gingin. From the top of Sunday Hill there is an uninterrupted view 180° north and south and west to the coast.
In 1843, SL 101 was surveyed for W.L. Brockman. He leased the land around and bought SL459 in 1867. The name 'Ginginup' was given by the Aborigines, believed to mean 'water flowing between two hills'. It was shortened to Gingin by early settlers and became a place name of the nearby Town and district. When it was sold to Harper Edgar and Wedge in 1895, it became part of Edgar's farm. The Edgar family called it 'Sunday Hill', as they used to picnic there on Sundays.
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|I Edgar; "Reminiscences".||Unpublished Article|
|OUTSIDE INFLUENCES||World Wars & other wars|
|DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY||Settlements|
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