Calista, Western Australia

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Calista
PerthWestern Australia
Calista is located in Perth
Calista
Calista
Coordinates 32°14′31″S 115°48′25″E / 32.242°S 115.807°E / -32.242; 115.807Coordinates: 32°14′31″S 115°48′25″E / 32.242°S 115.807°E / -32.242; 115.807
Population 1,707 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6167
LGA(s) City of Kwinana
State electorate(s) Kwinana
Federal Division(s) Brand
Suburbs around Calista:
Medina Medina Orelia
Kwinana Beach Calista Parmelia and Kwinana Town Centre
Leda Leda Wellard

Calista is a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Kwinana.

Calista is one of the Kwinana suburbs named after a ship. The Calista was one of the first ships to bring settlers to the Swan River Colony. She arrived with 73 passengers on 5 August 1829 under the command of Captain S. Hawkins. Two of the most notable passengers on the ship were Lionel and William Samson.

Kwinana Live! - Calista Oval is the host for the Kwinana Festival Fair Day and Concert, which is an annual event attracting thousands of people each year. The Kwinana Festival Fair Day and Concert is a City of Kwinana initiative and is proudly sponsored by Fremantle Ports, BHP Billiton, CSBP, Kwinana Industries Council, The Sound Telegraph and Tronox.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Calista (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05.