Brabham, Western Australia

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Brabham
PerthWestern Australia
Population 324
Established 2011
Postcode(s) 6055
LGA(s) City of Swan
State electorate(s) Swan Hills
Federal Division(s) Pearce
Suburbs around Brabham:
Whiteman Henley Brook Henley Brook
Whiteman Brabham West Swan
West Swan Dayton West Swan

Brabham is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located in the City of Swan. Formerly part of the suburb of Henley Brook, it was gazetted in May 2011, and was named after Australian motor racing personality Sir Jack Brabham.[1] The suburb is part of the City of Swan's Urban Growth Corridor and is bordered by Park Street in the north, Murray Street in the east, Harrow Street in the south and Lord Street in the west. It is located in the Swan Valley Ward of the City of Swan.

−31.834910, 115.979061 map reference will show the old Caversham Airfield; this was also used as a motor racing circuit before Wanneroo raceway. It is bounded by Harrow, Daviot, Woollcott and West Swan Roads. It hosted 2 Australian Grand Prix races and Jack Brabham competed in the 1962 Race.

1962 Australian Gran Prix[edit]

The 1962 Australian Grand Prix became a big test for the financially strapped West Australian Club, but they managed to pull it off just.

During the race a fierce contest was brewing between Jack Brabham in his Australian built car and the Australian Grand Prix rookie Bruce McLaren in a Cooper Climax.

Brabham would be forced from the race after hitting a back marker in the latter stages of the race allowing McLaren to take the victory.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New suburb honours Australian motoring legend - Media Statement - Office of the Minister for Regional Development and Lands. Published 1 May 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.speedwayandroadracehistory.com/perth-caversham-raceway.html

Coordinates: 31°49′37″S 115°58′29″E / 31.8270°S 115.9746°E / -31.8270; 115.9746