Suburban History: South Lake
Feb11

Suburban History: South Lake

South Lake, like many other suburbs east of Bibra Lake, was originally part of the Jandakot Agricultural Area. Parcels of land in the fertile, swampy district were offered for sale by the government...

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Suburban History: Henderson
Oct26

Suburban History: Henderson

Henderson is named for Sir Reginald Henderson, the British Admiral who recommended a naval base be built in Cockburn Sound in 1910. The Henderson area’s first European contact came with the...

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Suburban History: Hammond Park
Oct17

Suburban History: Hammond Park

The first land grant of the area around Jilbup (Thomsons) Lake, in what is now Hammond Park, was to George Dunnage, who had 20,000 acres granted in 1830, including the whole Hammond Park area....

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Cockburn History: Coogee Hotel & Post Office
Oct10

Cockburn History: Coogee Hotel & Post Office

In 1898, Walter Powell, an accountant in Fremantle, was granted a liquor license for a small hotel opposite Coogee Beach known as Four-mile Well, a property owned by his wife Letitia. He called it...

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Suburban history: Beeliar
Sep20

Suburban history: Beeliar

In 1833, early settler R.M. Lyons spent many months talking to Indigenous people in the Cockburn area. He learned that the name Beeliar was used to describe Midgegooroo’s country, with borders that...

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