Mundrabilla, Western Australia

Mundrabilla is a small settlement on the Eyre Highway in Western Australia, on the Nullarbor Plain. It is 1368 kilometers from Perth, 67 kilometers west of Eucla and about 20 kilometers from the Great Australian Bight. The 20 inhabitants of the village have settled because of the local Roadhouse.

The village was eponymous for the Mundrabilla Meteorite, the largest meteorite in Australia that fell nearby.


The Mundrabilla station was the first shaft breeding station on the Nullarbor Plain. It was built in 1872 by William Stuart McGill schottischstämmigen and the Irish -born Thomas and William Kennedy. Thomas Kennedy died in 1896 and the first woman from McGill Annie (nee Hairkness ) died in childbirth in 1879. Annie McGill and Thomas Kennedy were buried at the Mundrabilla station. McGill married in 1889 Ellen Angel Fairweather in Adelaide.


Like other settlements in the Nullarbor Plain is also this only from the buildings of a roadhouse, which opens early in the morning at 5:30 clock every day. The Roadhouse operates a small wildlife park with emus, camels and an aviary. In the area around Mundrabilla dairy farming today.

Mundrabilla Meteor

Over an area of 60 kilometers in length were falling meteorites parts, which made it one of the largest surface of the earth, beat on the meteorite debris. The largest meteorite Australia, the Mundrabilla meteor whose main mass weighing 9,980 tons, was discovered by two people in 1966 Mundrabilla. Another mating smaller portion weighed 5,440 tons. The meteorite, which was created 3.9 billion years ago, millions of years ago went down on the ground.