Suburb Profiles.


  

Attadale

The land comprising the suburb was granted to Archibald Butler in 1830 and later acquired by the Scotsman Sir Alexander Percival Matheson in 1896. Matheson named Attadale after a small town in Scotland located to the east of Lock Carron (close to Applecross) where he was also a significant land owner.
With a generous frontage to the Swan River, the foreshore of Attadale offers an unrestricted outlook to the Perth city skyline.

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Bicton

The sand spit of Point Walter was one of the first sites of physical contact between the new settlers and local Nyoongar people. The present suburb of Bicton comprised four grants taken up in 1830 by Alfred Waylen, Joseph Cooper, William Habgood and John Hale Duffield.
These predominantly farming enterprises, serviced the growing needs of the fledgling Fremantle community. Its original bush racecourse is still clearly evident in its street design of Yeovil and Birdwood Crescents.

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East Fremantle

Immediately inland (east) of Fremantle, East Fremantle became the natural location to accommodate the housing needs of growing Fremantle community.
Comprising of 4 “wards’, each with its own unique historical significance, East Fremantle was declared a Municipality on April 2nd 1897. East Fremantle enjoys a rich mix of architecture and incomparable access to port, river and sea.

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Palmyra

Local native palms provided the theme for the naming of Palmyra and many of its streets by the newly established Melville Roads Board. Like the ancient Syrian city of Tandor (renamed by the Romans as Palmyra - City of Palms), Palmyra provided immediate access to an important trading route (Canning Road) and an invaluable land resource for developing communities.
The first official land releases occurred in the suburb in 1902. Further residential development after WW2 and the availability of affordable war service housing loans saw the community develop quickly.

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North Fremantle

The construction of bridge works and rail-line (1881) across the Swan accelerated the development of North Fremantle. Its developing manufacturing base and proximity to the port provided work opportunities for the arriving British migrant workforce.
With a blend of historic and contemporary architecture, North Fremantle retains a timeless quality and remains home to a rich mix of people.

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Fremantle/South Fremantle

The British flag was hoisted at South Head on the 2nd of May, 1829, by Captain Charles Howe Fremantle who arrived at the Swan River Colony on the vessel "Challenger". For over 180 years, Fremantle has remained a colourful melting pot for people and cultures from around the world (as many working port do).
Nestled between the town centre of Fremantle and developing contemporary coastal communities to the south, South Fremantle offers a vibrant culture, eclectic architecture and unrivalled lifestyle opportunities.

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Melville/Alfred Cove/Myaree

In March 1827 (2 years prior to the Swan River settlement) Captain James Stirling named Melville Water after Robert Dundas (the second Viscount Melville). The area was first proposed for development in 1896 as Melville Park Estate, but legitimately moved ahead after WW11.
The sheltered river enclave of Alfred Cove was named after Alfred Waylen, the original grantee of land which took in most of the present day localities of Myaree and Alfred Cove.

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Beaconsfield/White Gum Valley

Beaconsfield the suburb was named after a property known as "Beaconsfield" which was located in the area in the 1880's with the name officially adopted by the Post Office on the 1st August, 1894.
The common white gum of the Darling Range did not grow in the area, although Maiden Gums (salmon white gums) were identified by the first settlers.

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Willagee

“Willaggee” was the aboriginal name for the swamp in the area (now reclaimed). The area was developed in the early 1950's, and the name approved in 1954. With a booming birthrate and increased immigration, demand for affordable family style housing was strong.
Willagee provided the perfect location for affordable family style housing in the growing Melville region.

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North Coogee/Port Coogee

Changing housing requirements and the demand for land for new housing has seen the under utilised ocean front land south of Fremantle redeveloped for new residential communities.
With a managed development plan of innovative housing options, these emerging “lifestyle communities” offer the best of contemporary with living with immediate access to the coast and Fremantle. The planned marina will in time become an important community hub with a range of lifestyle facilities available.

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