Lower King, Western Australia

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Lower King
Western Australia
Lower King is located in Western Australia
Lower King
Lower King
Coordinates 34°58′S 117°56′E / 34.96°S 117.93°E / -34.96; 117.93Coordinates: 34°58′S 117°56′E / 34.96°S 117.93°E / -34.96; 117.93
Population 1,738 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1959
Postcode(s) 6330
Location
  • 385 km (239 mi) South East of Perth
  • 8 km (5 mi) North East of Albany
LGA(s) City of Albany
State electorate(s) Albany
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Lower King is a town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. It is located 385 km (239 mi) south-east of Perth [2] and the closest populated town is Albany.

Located along the lower reaches of the King River on the western shore of Oyster Harbour, both the town and the river were named after Captain Philip Parker King who first visited the area in the 1818 aboard the Mermaid.

The area was first settled in the 1830s but the townsite was not gazetted until 1959.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lower King (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2015-01-04.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "My Boot - Welocome to Lower King". 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – L". Retrieved 2008-04-15.