Leda, Western Australia

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Leda
PerthWestern Australia
Leda is located in Perth
Leda
Leda
Coordinates 32°16′08″S 115°48′43″E / 32.269°S 115.812°E / -32.269; 115.812Coordinates: 32°16′08″S 115°48′43″E / 32.269°S 115.812°E / -32.269; 115.812
Population 2,649 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6170
LGA(s) City of Kwinana
State electorate(s) Kwinana
Federal Division(s) Brand
Suburbs around Leda:
Kwinana Beach Calista Kwinana Town Centre
East Rockingham Leda Wellard
East Rockingham Cooloongup Wellard

Leda is a southern suburb of Perth, Western Australia within the City of Kwinana. Leda is one of the five main suburbs of Kwinana.

Leda is one of the Kwinana suburbs named after a ship. The brig Leda brought settlers to the new Swan River Colony in January 1830. The suburb name was approved in 1969.

The name Leda is appropriate for a ship which brought colonists to the Swan River. In Greek mythology Leda is associated with swans because the god Zeus came to her in the guise of a swan.


References[edit]

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