Mingenew is another of those small towns that the larger centres (Geraldton in this instance) have been negatively affected. Mingenew still provides all of the essential services. That said a proud community is clearly obvious.
The Shire of Mingenew was initially constituted as the Upper Irwin Road District in 1901, over a much larger area. On 12 December 1919, it was renamed to the Mingenew Road District. Between 1923 and 1928, it lost 80% of its land area to the neighboring Perenjori-Morawa district and the new districts of Carnamah and Three Springs. By 1930, it had adopted roughly its present boundaries.
Mingenew is a town that should be included on that traveler diversion.