Gidgegannup, Western Australia

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Gidgegannup
Western Australia
Gidgegannup is located in Perth
Gidgegannup
Gidgegannup
Coordinates 31°47′31″S 116°11′53″E / 31.792°S 116.198°E / -31.792; 116.198Coordinates: 31°47′31″S 116°11′53″E / 31.792°S 116.198°E / -31.792; 116.198
Population 2,277 (2006)[1]
 • Density 6.8276/km2 (17.683/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6083
Area 333.5 km2 (128.8 sq mi)
Location 40 km (25 mi) NE of Perth
LGA(s) City of Swan
State electorate(s) Swan Hills
Federal Division(s) Pearce
Suburbs around Gidgegannup:
Bullsbrook Julimar Morangup
Brigadoon and Herne Hill Gidgegannup Wooroloo
Hovea and Parkerville Stoneville and Mount Helena Chidlow

Gidgegannup is a township 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. The name Gidgegannup comes from a Noongar word meaning "Place where spears are made", and was first recorded by passing surveyors in 1852.[2]

The townsite is situated on Toodyay Road. The locality is drained by the north flowing Wooroloo and Gidgegannup Brooks. Due to low density development, considerable amounts of natural vegetation remain in the area - and the roads to the north of Toodyay road (O'Brien, Clenton and Berry, and Reen Roads) have been designated Wildflower Scenic Drive.[3]

The Gidgegannup Agricultural Society has had over 60 shows at the Gidgegannup showgrounds [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Gidgegannup (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-02. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names". Retrieved 2007-05-23. 
  3. ^ (2007) Gidgegannup Wildflower Scenic Drive _ Walk Trails Guide and Map City of Swan, Swan Valley and Eastern Region Visitors Centre
  4. ^ Sheperd, Noela.(1996) Gidgegannup Agricultural Society Inc. : 1946-1996 : celebrating fifty years of achievement : Saturday 26 October 1996, Gidgegannup Showground / photographs courtesy of Mabel McCagh (nee Breeze) ; written by Noela Sheperd for the Gidgegannup History Group.[Gidgegannup, W.A.] : Gidgegannup History Group.- see also http://henrietta.liswa.wa.gov.au/search~S2?/aGidgegannup+Agricultural+Society./agidgegannup+agricultural+society/-3%2C-1%2C0%2CB/exact&FF=agidgegannup+agricultural+society&1%2C3%2C