The Old Buffers Race - Nyabing Sports Day 1918

Nyabing is a small town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia 319 km south east of Perth. Its population is around 290 people. 

The first Europeans to visit the area were sandalwood cutters in the 1870's. The townsite was planned in 1911 as part of the Great Southern Railway the name given to the siding was Nampup.

Only a year later when the town was gazetted the town's name was changed to Nyabing after complaints that Nampup was too similar to Nannup. The name is of Aboriginal origin and is thought to derive from the Aboriginal word "ne-yameng" which is the name of an everlasting flower Rhodanthe manglesii.

This page last updated on
30 August 2021