Karragullen, Western Australia

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Karragullen
PerthWestern Australia
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A fruit shed and orchard in Karragullen.
Karragullen is located in Perth
Karragullen
Karragullen
Location in metropolitan Perth
Coordinates 32°05′28″S 116°07′19″E / 32.091°S 116.122°E / -32.091; 116.122Coordinates: 32°05′28″S 116°07′19″E / 32.091°S 116.122°E / -32.091; 116.122
Population 449 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6111
Location
LGA(s) City of Armadale
State electorate(s) Darling Range
Federal Division(s) Canning
Suburbs around Karragullen:
Martin Canning Mills Pickering Brook
Roleystone Karragullen Illawarra
Ashendon Ashendon Illawarra

Karragullen is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Armadale. Its postcode is 6111.

Prior to 1949 it was a stopping place on the Upper Darling Range Railway.

The suburb is an agricultural area and is predominantly known as orchard country. Many of the orchards were developed by Italian migrants in the 1930s and 1940s and these have subsequently been taken over by their 1st and 2nd generation Australian descendants.

The Karragullen area borders the Canning Dam reservoir zone and borders the start of bushland in the East-South-East direction from Perth. It neighbours Pickering Brook to the east and Roleystone to the west.

Once a year Karragullen hosts a field day that showcases the local industries and its practices. The event has been running for over 20 years.

December 2004 saw a fire ravage most of the bushland and some areas of orchard. Fire fighters and locals rallied together to battle the blaze that is believed to have been started by an arsonist.

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References[edit]

  • Webb, E.G. (Eric Godfrey) & Kalamunda and Districts Historical Society (1996). Rails in the hills : a history of the railway from Midland to Karragullen, 1891-1949 Kalamund & Districts Historical Society, Kalamunda, W.A
  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Karragullen (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013.