Mira Mar, Western Australia

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Mira Mar
AlbanyWestern Australia
Albany-Mira Mar map.png
Location of Mira Mar within Albany
Population 1,682 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 989/km2 (2,560/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 6330
Elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Area 1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location 2 km (1 mi) from Albany
LGA(s) City of Albany
State electorate(s) Albany
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Suburbs around Mira Mar:
Spencer Park Spencer Park Seppings
Centennial Park Mira Mar Seppings
Mount Clarence Mount Clarence Middleton Beach

Coordinates: 35°01′01″S 117°54′00″E / 35.017°S 117.9°E / -35.017; 117.9

Mira Mar is a northeastern suburb of Albany, Western Australia, between the Albany city centre and Spencer Park in the local government area of the City of Albany.

Mira Mar was gazetted as a suburb in 1979.[2]

Geography[edit]

Mira Mar is bounded by North and Collingwood Roads to the north, Drew Street to the east, Symers Street to the west and Middleton Road to the south.[3] The suburb has a population of 1,682 persons.,[1] up from 1,539 at the 2006 election.[4] Strawberry Hill (62 m) and Craggy Bluff dominate the local landscape.

Facilities[edit]

Mira Mar contains the Old Farm at Strawberry Hill, which was first a 9.7-hectare (24-acre) vegetable farm on Plantagenet Location 44 for the military settlement of King George Sound, and then served as the residence of Albany's first Government Resident, Sir Richard Spencer RN, from 1832 until 1839. Spencer's grave is located on the site.[5] Also in Mira Mar is the simple Victorian Georgian house built in 1872 by Matthew Cull, who was the long-time verger at St John's Church in Albany.[6] Cull Park, in the suburb's northwest on Campbell Road, is 1.1 hectares (3 acres) in size and contains a small bridged pond and play equipment.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mira Mar (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2005-01-04.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Naming of Localities - Town of Albany (per 3773/57 V4)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 8 June 1979. p. 1979:1501. 
  3. ^ Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Map A2, A5. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5. 
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Mira Mar (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-02.  See CCDs 5052002, 5052003, 5052009 for 2001 comparisons.
  5. ^ Heritage Council of Western Australia (14 December 2001). "Register of Heritage Places - Hawthorndene" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  6. ^ Heritage Council of Western Australia (4 August 1998). "Register of Heritage Places - Matthew Cull's House" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  7. ^ City of Albany (7 May 2007). "Cull Park". Retrieved 2007-06-03.