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Northam, Western Australia
Northam(Latitude 31° 38' 0" S, Longitude 116° 40' 0" E) is a town in Western Australia, birthplace of Shirley Strickland, Fredrick Henry Piesse and Carmen Lawrence. It is home to around 7000 people and is the largest town in the Avon region.
Northam is a major railway junction.
The town site of Northam was first gazetted in 1836
Northam consists of the Town of Northam and Northam Shire.
Town of Northam
The Mayor of the Town of Northam is Ray Head
Shire of Northam
The Shire President of the Shire of Northam is Cr A W (Bert)Llewellyn.
The Shire completly surrounds the Town of Northam. It includes the towns of Wundowie, Bakers Hill, Grass Valley and Clackline.
The population of Northam shire is approx. 3600.
Northam has some very committed sporting teams. Aussie Rules is an obsession with many of the people of Western Australia. Northam has two teams that play in the Avon Football Association competition. The Federals and Railways.
Information on the Avon Football Association can be found here. 
Events In Northam
The Avon Descent is held every year starting in Northam.
Steve Fosset made Northam his starting point for several attempts to fly solo around the world in a Balloon.
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