Morley, Western Australia

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Morley
PerthWestern Australia
Morley western australia fountain.jpg
Bishop Street, Morley
Morley is located in Perth
Morley
Morley
Coordinates 31°53′13″S 115°54′25″E / 31.887°S 115.907°E / -31.887; 115.907Coordinates: 31°53′13″S 115°54′25″E / 31.887°S 115.907°E / -31.887; 115.907
Population 18,564 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 1,751/km2 (4,536/sq mi)
Established 1950s
Postcode(s) 6062
Area 10.6 km2 (4.1 sq mi)
Location 10 km (6 mi) from Perth
LGA(s) City of Bayswater
State electorate(s) Morley, Bassendean, Maylands
Federal Division(s) Perth
Suburbs around Morley:
Noranda Noranda Beechboro
Dianella Morley Eden Hill
Bedford Embleton Bayswater

Morley is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, situated approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) northeast of Perth's central business district within the City of Bayswater local government area. It contains the Centro Galleria, Perth's second-largest[2] commercial shopping centre, constructed in 1994. The Morley bus station is near the Centro Galleria. From the late 1950s, Morley (originally known as Morley Park) began to develop as a major shopping and commercial centre.[citation needed]

Morley Recreation Centre facilitates various sporting activities such as indoor soccer, basketball, badminton and netball.[3] Teams compete in weekly matches and winners receive trophies at the end of each season.

Australian test cricketer Michael Hussey and Victorian Bushranger cricketer David Hussey were both raised in Morley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Morley (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ Centro Galleria, about-australia.com
  3. ^ http://www.morley.ymca.org.au/Team-Sports-%281%29.aspx

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