Towns in South Western Australia

Leederville

Leederville

Leederville is a locality within the Town of Vincent within the Perth metropolitan region of Western Australia.

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Mundaring

Mundaring statues

Mundaring is a suburb located 34 km east of Perth on the Great Eastern Highway. The suburb is located within the Shire of Mundaring. Mundaring Weir a dam contributing to Perth’s water supply, is also located in the Shire of Mundaring

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Bruce Rock

Bruce Rock

Bruce Rock is a town located in the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, approximately 243 kilometres (151 mi) east of Perth and 48 kilometres (30 mi) southwest of Merredin. It is the main town in the Shire of Bruce Rock. Economically the area depends on cropping of cereals, primarily wheat, but also barley, lupins and peas. Livestock such as sheep, goats and pigs are also raised in the area.

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Tincurrin

Tincurrin

Tincurrin is a small town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 250 kilometres (155 mi) south-east of Perth and within the Shire of Wickepin. Tincurrin’s name is of Aboriginal origin, but the meaning is not known.

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Karlgarin

Karlgarin

Karlgarin is a town located 321 km south east of Perth in the eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Karlgarin is an Aboriginal word that is thought to mean “place of fire”. Karlgarin is home to the annual yabbie races.

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Dunsborough

Dunsborough

Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254 kilometres (158 mi) south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay. Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state’s best tourist destination. During the last decade the town has grown quickly and become quite affluent; consequently cafes have popped up everywhere. The town is a common destination for annual school leavers in WA, the other frequent choice being Rottnest Island.

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Northcliffe

karri forest

Northcliffe is a town located in the lower South West region of Western Australia, about 28 kilometres (17 mi) south of the town of Pemberton. It is largely surrounded by karri, marri and jarrah forest and is close to the Warren, D’Entrecasteaux and Shannon national parks. Locations of great natural beauty close to the town include Mt Chudalup (a granite monolith), Northcliffe Forest Park and the beaches of Windy Harbour.

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Kendenup

Kendenup

Kendenup is a small town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, within the Shire of Plantagenet. It is 345 kilometres (214 mi) south east of Perth and 22 kilometres (14 mi) north of Mount Barker. The Great Southern Railway (established 1889) passes through the town, being one of the original stations on the line.

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Karridale

Karridale

Karridale is a small township in the south-west of Western Australia. It is located just north of Augusta and south of Margaret River between Caves Road and Bussell Highway. A newer township was built a short distance north east of the original Old Karridale following fires which destroyed the town in 1961. The Karridale School opened in 1888.

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Fremantle

Fremantle

Fremantle is a port city in Western Australia, located 19 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Perth, the state capital, at the mouth of the Swan River on Australia’s western coast. It was the first area settled by the Swan River colonists in 1829. It was declared a city in 1929, and has a population of approximately 25,000. The city is named after Captain Charles Howe Fremantle, the English naval officer who had pronounced possession of Western Australia and who established a camp at the site. The city contains well-preserved 19th-century buildings and other heritage features. The Western Australian vernacular diminutive for Fremantle is “Freo”.

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