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Places to enjoy on your road trip - North Bannister

North Bannister is a small town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 94 kilometres  south-southeast of  Perth along Albany Highway between Armadale and Williams.

Image Credit: Mapio

Image Credit: Mapio

The town's name honours Captain Thomas Bannister who discovered the nearby Bannister River, a tributary of the Hotham River, in 1830 while leading the first overland expedition from Perth to King George Sound (now Albany). The name was applied to the river in 1832 by Surveyor-General John Septimus Roe.

Bannister River rises to the east of North Bannister and flows in a southerly direction discharging into the Hotham River near Boddington.

The river was named after Captain Thomas Bannister who was the first European to discover the river in 1830 by Surveyor General John Septimus Roe in 1832.