Towns in South Western Australia

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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Rocky Gully

Rocky Gully

Rocky Gully is a small town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. The town is located along the Muirs Highway and about 8km from the Kent River.

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Bunbury Western Australia

Bunbury main street

The first recorded mapping of what is now Koombana Bay and the eventual City of Bunbury, was in 1803 by the French explorers Nicolas Baudin and Louis de Freycinet, from their ships the Geographe and Casuarina. In 1831 there was a temporary English military settlement with the first settlers moving to the area named after […]

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Jerramungup

Jerramungup

Jerramungup is a Western Australian town located in the Great Southern agricultural region, 454 kilometres (282 mi) southeast of Perth just west of the Gairdner River. Jerramungup is an Aboriginal word said to mean “place of upstanding yate trees”. The yate tree is a variety of Eucalypt.

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Clarkson

Clarkson station

Clarkson is a coastal suburb of Perth, Western Australia. It is 34 kilometres north of the Perth city centre and sits within the City of Wanneroo local authority. Compared to surrounding suburbs, Clarkson is a very mixed-use area with a very large shopping and retail district, establishing it as the commercial centre for the northern suburbs beyond the regional city of Joondalup.

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Pinjarra

Pinjarra

Pinjarra is a town in the Peel region of Western Australia along the South Western Highway, 86 kilometres (53 mi) from the state capital, Perth and 21 kilometres (13 mi) south-east of the coastal city of Mandurah. Its local government area is the Shire of Murray. It is near the site of the infamous Battle of Pinjarra, where between 14 and 40 Aboriginal Noongars were killed by British colonists.

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Leederville

Leederville

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

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Quindanning

Quindanning hotel

Quindanning is a small town located halfway between Boddington and Williams along the Pinjarra-Williams Road. Currently, the town has a hotel/tavern, church, community hall and a racecourse – the latter used annually for the Quindanning Picnic Race Day, held on Easter Saturday.

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Marradong

Marradong

Marradong is a former town located 8 kilometres (5 mi) south of Boddington along the road from Pinjarra to Williams. All that remains of the town is the tiny St Albans Anglican Church and cemetery (1894), a few old homes in varying states of repair and some palm trees which once stood outside the Laura Hotel.

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