Pelican Point (Swan River)

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Coordinates: 31°59′13″S 115°49′40″E / 31.9870°S 115.8277°E / -31.9870; 115.8277

Point Currie aka Pelican Point from the north east

Pelican Point is a geographical feature and nature reserve on the Swan River in Perth, located at Matilda Bay near the University of Western Australia. The point is named for the pelicans that rest on sand bars at the end of the point.

Pelican Point was formerly named Point Currie after Captain Currie, who in 1829 received an allotment of land in the area and which became known as Crawley.

The area south of the point's axis is now a bird sanctuary. The northern side includes the Royal Perth Yacht Club, Mounts Bay Sailing Club, the 1st Pelican Point Sea Scouts[1] and a public boat ramp. A road named Australia II Drive runs off Hackett Drive.

During World War II the area hosted a United States naval base, at which Catalina Flying Boats were based.[2]

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  1. ^ "Welcome to Pelican Point". Pelican Point Sea Scouts. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  2. ^ "Military Units Based at Crawley (Pelican Point) US Navy Seaplane Base in Western Australia". Peter Dunn's Australian@War. Retrieved 2013-09-22.