Embleton, Western Australia

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Embleton
PerthWestern Australia
Embleton is located in Perth
Embleton
Embleton
Coordinates31°54′14″S 115°54′36″E / 31.904°S 115.910°E / -31.904; 115.910Coordinates: 31°54′14″S 115°54′36″E / 31.904°S 115.910°E / -31.904; 115.910
Population2,434 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density1,430/km2 (3,710/sq mi)
Postcode(s)6062
Area1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location7 km (4 mi) NE of Perth City
LGA(s)City of Bayswater
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Perth
Suburbs around Embleton:
Morley Morley Morley
Morley Embleton Bayswater
Bedford Bayswater Bayswater

Embleton is an inner city suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, and is located 7 kilometres (4.3496 mi) northeast of Perth's central business district (CBD) between the suburbs of Morley and Bayswater. Its local government area is the City of Bayswater.

History[edit]

The area developed during the early 20th century as a rural district on the outskirts of Perth, characterised by five-acre lots with a number of self-built houses. The name Embleton honours an early settler, George Embleton, who arrived in 1829 as a servant of Dr John Watley, who had settled in the Bayswater district.[2]

Geography[edit]

Embleton is bounded by Broun Avenue (the continuation of Beaufort Street) to the west and north and Beechboro Road to the east.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The suburb contains a primary school, water leisure centre and a golf course. Wotton Reserve, which includes a skate park and a soccer pitch, is located in the suburb's northeast. John Forrest College and Hillcrest Primary School are just beyond the suburb's southwestern boundary.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Embleton (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – E". Retrieved 2007-06-03.
  3. ^ a b Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Maps 314, 344. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.