Embleton, Western Australia

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Embleton
PerthWestern Australia
Embleton is located in Perth
Embleton
Embleton
Coordinates 31°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
Population 2,434 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 1,430/km2 (3,710/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6062
Area 1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location 8 km (5 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 a suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, and is located 8 kilometres (5 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. From the late 1950s, much of the land was resumed by the State Housing Commission, to be resubdivided and developed for detached suburban housing, which continues to typify the area.[2]

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.[3]

Geography[edit]

Embleton is bounded by Broun Avenue (the continuation of Beaufort Street) to the west and north and Beechboro Road to the east.[4]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Embleton (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ Cathie May. "The Self Built Home, Sudlow Street, Embleton, Western Australia". Australian Heritage Commission. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – E". Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  4. ^ 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.