Zanthus

The Zanthus Siding on the Trans Australian Railway is 105 kilometres past Karonie.

A bit of literary licence was used for this name – it is derived from the Latin genus name for the Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthus/Anigosanthus), the floral emblem of Western Australia.

The siding was named in 1917 when the railway was built.

Reference
W.A. Year Book 1902-04, page 143.

 

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