Redmond, Western Australia

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Redmond
Western Australia
Redmond is located in Western Australia
Redmond
Redmond
Coordinates 34°53′00″S 117°41′00″E / 34.88333°S 117.68333°E / -34.88333; 117.68333Coordinates: 34°53′00″S 117°41′00″E / 34.88333°S 117.68333°E / -34.88333; 117.68333
Population 309 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1916
Postcode(s) 6327
Elevation 94 m (308 ft)
Location
  • 399 km (248 mi) South South East of Perth
  • 26 km (16 mi) North West of Albany
LGA(s) City of Albany
State electorate(s) Albany
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Redmond is a town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. It is located 399 km South South East of Perth [2] and the closest populated town is Albany.

The town began when a railway siding was opened in the area in 1912 which was initially called Mulikupp. The townsite was later renamed in Redmond. In 1913 blocks were subdivided and by 1916 a school had been built and the town was gazetted. It is thought that the town was named after the Irish Nationalist leader, John Edward Redmond.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Redmond (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Main Roads WA - Distance from Perth". 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – R". Retrieved 2009-04-25.