Bassendean, Western Australia

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This article is about a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. For the local government area, see Town of Bassendean.
PerthWestern Australia
ARG train Swan River Guildford.jpg
Guildford Road and the Midland rail line bridges crossing the Swan River from Bassendean to Guildford
Bassendean is located in Perth
Coordinates 31°54′18″S 115°56′56″E / 31.905°S 115.949°E / -31.905; 115.949Coordinates: 31°54′18″S 115°56′56″E / 31.905°S 115.949°E / -31.905; 115.949
Population 9,640 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,321/km2 (3,420/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6054
Area 7.3 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Location 12 km (7 mi) from Perth
LGA(s) Town of Bassendean
State electorate(s) Bassendean
Federal Division(s) Perth
Suburbs around Bassendean:
Morley Eden Hill Caversham
Bayswater Bassendean Guildford
Ashfield Redcliffe South Guildford

Bassendean is a northeastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the Town of Bassendean.

Bassendean is home to the Western Australian Rail Transport Museum which opened in 1974.[2] The display has a collection of Steam and Diesel Locomotives, most of these have been restored to operating conditions. Also as part of the collection are a number of carriages and other equipment associated including the Zanthus station and a signal box from the Perth city station. The West Australian Model Rail association is also housed within the complex, the centre piece of the model rail display is a working scale model, complete with all the characters from the children's series Thomas the Tank Engine.

Cyril Jackson Senior High School was built in 1962, and was converted into Cyril Jackson Senior Campus in 1990 to provide specialised study for post high school students gaining entrance into university study.

Notable people[edit]

Entertainer Rolf Harris, who was convicted of child assault,[3] was born in Wembley, later moved to Bassendean and attended the Bassendean Primary School.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Carter, Jennie.Bassendean : a social history 1829-1979 Perth, W.A : Town of Bassendean, 1986. ISBN 1-86252-478-5

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