Bickley, Western Australia

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Bickley
PerthWestern Australia
Bickley is located in Perth
Bickley
Bickley
Coordinates 32°00′29″S 116°05′28″E / 32.008°S 116.091°E / -32.008; 116.091Coordinates: 32°00′29″S 116°05′28″E / 32.008°S 116.091°E / -32.008; 116.091
Population 956 (2006 census)[citation needed]
Postcode(s) 6076
LGA(s) Shire of Kalamunda
State electorate(s) Darling Range
Federal Division(s) Pearce
Suburbs around Bickley:
Kalamunda Piesse Brook Hacketts Gully
Walliston Bickley Reservoir
Carmel Pickering Brook Pickering Brook

Bickley is a suburb located within the Shire of Kalamunda, in Perth, Western Australia.

It is situated on the Darling Scarp and is known for the brook of the same name.[1]

Before 1949 it was a stopping place on the Upper Darling Range Railway. It was originally known as "Heidelburg", but during World War I, Western Australian Government Railways and Tramways renamed it "Bickley" after a local pioneer Wallace Bickley.[2]

It has been the site of holiday and other sorts of camps.[3]

The Seven Network and Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Perth Television transmission towers have been located there since the founding of television in Perth in 1959.[4][5]

Perth Observatory, originally situated in West Perth is also currently located in Bickley.[6]

It is also one of the major meteorological stations within the Perth Metropolitan Area due to its length of time of operation and location on the Darling Scarp.[7]

It is also the location of water reservoirs [8][9]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Bickley
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.6
(87.1)
30.6
(87.1)
28.1
(82.6)
23.5
(74.3)
19.5
(67.1)
16.0
(60.8)
15.0
(59)
15.9
(60.6)
17.4
(63.3)
21.0
(69.8)
24.9
(76.8)
27.9
(82.2)
22.5
(72.5)
Average low °C (°F) 15.2
(59.4)
15.7
(60.3)
14.5
(58.1)
12.5
(54.5)
10.2
(50.4)
8.1
(46.6)
7.1
(44.8)
7.4
(45.3)
8.1
(46.6)
9.4
(48.9)
11.7
(53.1)
13.4
(56.1)
11.1
(52)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 17.2
(0.677)
20.0
(0.787)
24.7
(0.972)
55.7
(2.193)
130.2
(5.126)
205.1
(8.075)
221.8
(8.732)
169.5
(6.673)
120.5
(4.744)
67.0
(2.638)
41.4
(1.63)
12.5
(0.492)
1,096.5
(43.169)
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tian, Wee Heng; University of Western Australia. Faculty of Science (1963), Geology and petrology of the Bickley Brook area, retrieved 23 February 2015 
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – B". Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  3. ^ Cornish, Patrick; Western Australia. Dept. for Youth, Sport and Recreation (1985), The origins of Bickley Camp, Department for Youth, Sport and Recreation, retrieved 23 February 2015 
  4. ^ http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/134908/20120911-1517/blog.televisionau.com/2009/04/celebrating-50-years-of-wa-tv1e76.html -mention of the Tuart Hill Studios and Bickley Transmission for Channel 7
  5. ^ http://ozdigitaltv.com/transmitters/WA/402-Bickley-Carmel-Walliston - current transmitters
  6. ^ Location & Contact Details www.perthobservatory.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 11 February 2007.
  7. ^ a b "Climate statistics for Bickley". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "LOWER BICKLEY BROOK RESERVOIR.". Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 20 October 1921. p. 25. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Western Australia. Dept. of Water; Western Australia. Water Resources Division (2006), Bickley Reservoir catchment area drinking water source protection plan : integrated water supply system, Dept. of Water, retrieved 23 February 2015