Bedfordale, Western Australia

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Bedfordale
PerthWestern Australia
Cobweb Restaurant and William Shakespeare Reception Centre now the Leo Fowler Function Centre.jpg
Cobweb Restaurant and William Shakespeare Reception Centre
Bedfordale is located in Perth
Bedfordale
Bedfordale
Coordinates 32°10′19″S 116°02′49″E / 32.172°S 116.047°E / -32.172; 116.047Coordinates: 32°10′19″S 116°02′49″E / 32.172°S 116.047°E / -32.172; 116.047
Population 2,239 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 45.7/km2 (118.3/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6112
Area 49 km2 (18.9 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Armadale
State electorate(s) Darling Range
Federal Division(s) Canning
Suburbs around Bedfordale:
Mount Nasura Roleystone Roleystone
Mount Richon Bedfordale Ashendon
Byford Karrakup Karrakup

Bedfordale is a semi-rural suburb in the south-east of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Armadale. Located approximately 40 km from Perth in the Darling Range, some of the local attractions include Churchman Brook Dam, Wungong Dam and the Elizabethan Pub. The area is popular for hiking and cycling. Being close to Armadale railway station provides easy access to the city by train.

It was first named as a townsite in 1905.[2]

The area is named after Admiral Sir Frederick Denham Bedford (1838-1913), Governor of Western Australia from 24 March 1903 to 22 April 1909. Governor Bedford chose some of the older street names to commemorate several famous Admirals.

The town hosts the Elizabethan Village which has full size replicas of Anne Hathaway's cottage and Shakespeare's Birthplace, built by British engineer Leo Fowler in the 1970s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bedfordale (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 February 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Townsite of Bedfordale - Perth-Albany Road (per 6590/04)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 15 December 1905. p. 1905:3693.