Mount Helena, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
|Population||2,419 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Mundaring|
|State electorate(s)||Darling Range|
The suburb was known as Wrights Mill originally, referencing JW Wright who built the Mill to supply sleepers for the construction of the rail line from Guildford to Chidlows Well. Later the Mill and area became known as the now renamed Lion Mill until it was renamed Mount Helena in 1924. The chief instigators in the hunt for a new name were the local Progress Association whose first choice, "Hillcrest" had been rejected by the authorities because of a duplication in New South Wales. The next suggestion, "Mount Helena" was more successful, indicative of the terrain and because the suburb was situated centrally in the Helena District.
Mount Helena boasts several active community and sporting groups, including the Mount Helena Voluntary Bush Fire Brigade, a group of volunteers who tackle bush and house fires in the area.
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