Nelson Land District

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Nelson
Western Australia
Nelson land district WA.png
Location in Western Australia
Lands administrative divisions around Nelson:
Wellington Wellington Kojonup
Sussex Nelson Kojonup
Hay
Indian Ocean Southern Ocean Hay

Nelson Land District is a land district (cadastral division) of Western Australia, located within the South West Division on the state's south coast. It covers part of the state's Lower South West region and includes the townsites of Bridgetown, Manjimup, Pemberton, Northcliffe and Nannup as well as Point D'Entrecasteaux and, at its far southeastern corner, Walpole (the Frankland River is its boundary at this point).[1]

History[edit]

The system of land districts came together in an ad hoc fashion, and the Nelson district started to be subdivided in 1858 well before any thought was given to formally defining its boundaries.[2]

Towns and areas[edit]

Towns[edit]

The Nelson district contains the following current or former townsites:[3]

Townsite Coordinates Gazetted Notes
Asplin 33°48′25″S 116°29′35″E / 33.807°S 116.493°E / -33.807; 116.493 (Asplin) 1912
Balbarrup 34°13′44″S 116°12′04″E / 34.229°S 116.201°E / -34.229; 116.201 (Balbarrup) 1903 "Manjimup" until 1910
Balingup 33°47′10″S 115°59′02″E / 33.786°S 115.984°E / -33.786; 115.984 (Balingup) 1898
Boyup Brook 33°49′59″S 116°23′17″E / 33.833°S 116.388°E / -33.833; 116.388 (Boyup Brook) 1900 "Boyup" until 1909
Bridgetown 33°57′29″S 116°08′28″E / 33.958°S 116.141°E / -33.958; 116.141 (Bridgetown) 1868
Camfield 34°54′58″S 116°27′54″E / 34.916°S 116.465°E / -34.916; 116.465 (Camfield) 1957 On Broke Inlet
Dinninup 33°48′54″S 116°32′53″E / 33.815°S 116.548°E / -33.815; 116.548 (Dinninup) 1915
Eastbrook 34°23′49″S 116°06′22″E / 34.397°S 116.106°E / -34.397; 116.106 (Eastbrook) 1932
Greenbushes 33°50′49″S 116°03′29″E / 33.847°S 116.058°E / -33.847; 116.058 (Greenbushes) 1899
Hester 33°54′32″S 116°09′40″E / 33.909°S 116.161°E / -33.909; 116.161 (Hester) 1899
Jardee 34°17′06″S 116°07′16″E / 34.285°S 116.121°E / -34.285; 116.121 (Jardee) 1927
Kirup 33°42′25″S 115°53′31″E / 33.707°S 115.892°E / -33.707; 115.892 (Kirup) 1901
Kulikup 33°49′34″S 116°40′37″E / 33.826°S 116.677°E / -33.826; 116.677 (Kulikup) 1912
Manjimup 34°14′06″S 116°08′28″E / 34.235°S 116.141°E / -34.235; 116.141 (Manjimup) 1910
Mayanup 33°55′59″S 116°27′14″E / 33.933°S 116.454°E / -33.933; 116.454 (Mayanup) 1907
Mullalyup 33°44′42″S 115°56′53″E / 33.745°S 115.948°E / -33.745; 115.948 (Mullalyup) 1901
Nannup 33°58′55″S 115°45′54″E / 33.982°S 115.765°E / -33.982; 115.765 (Nannup) 1890
North Greenbushes 33°49′37″S 116°03′04″E / 33.827°S 116.051°E / -33.827; 116.051 (North Greenbushes) 1899
Northcliffe 34°37′55″S 116°07′26″E / 34.632°S 116.124°E / -34.632; 116.124 (Northcliffe) 1924
Palgarup 34°09′50″S 116°11′02″E / 34.164°S 116.184°E / -34.164; 116.184 (Palgarup) 1909
Pemberton 34°26′46″S 116°02′10″E / 34.446°S 116.036°E / -34.446; 116.036 (Pemberton) 1925
Strachan 34°24′11″S 116°27′40″E / 34.403°S 116.461°E / -34.403; 116.461 (Strachan) 1957
Tonebridge 34°14′02″S 116°42′29″E / 34.234°S 116.708°E / -34.234; 116.708 (Tonebridge) 1961
Walpole 34°58′41″S 116°43′59″E / 34.978°S 116.733°E / -34.978; 116.733 (Walpole) 1933
Wheatley 34°06′11″S 115°58′37″E / 34.103°S 115.977°E / -34.103; 115.977 (Wheatley) 1956
Wilga 33°41′38″S 116°13′48″E / 33.694°S 116.230°E / -33.694; 116.230 (Wilga) 1915
Yanmah 34°11′24″S 116°01′05″E / 34.190°S 116.018°E / -34.190; 116.018 (Yanmah) 1923

Agricultural areas[edit]

Under the Land Act 1898, the Agricultural Lands Purchase Act 1896, and preceding regulations, it was open to the Governor to declare agricultural areas on crown land or repurchased estates on private land, to which special provisions applied for both alienation and improvement. Many of these estates came into being shortly after World War I for the purposes of soldier resettlement.

Name Coordinates Gazetted Notes
Brooklands Estate 33°47′46″S 115°56′49″E / 33.796°S 115.947°E / -33.796; 115.947 (Brooklands Estate) 1919 West of Balingup
Cammilleri Estate 33°48′58″S 115°47′02″E / 33.816°S 115.784°E / -33.816; 115.784 (Cammilleri Estate) 1920
Cascades Estate 33°52′55″S 116°07′05″E / 33.882°S 116.118°E / -33.882; 116.118 (Cascades Estate) 1919
Cundinup Estate 33°49′26″S 115°48′07″E / 33.824°S 115.802°E / -33.824; 115.802 (Cundinup Estate) 1922
Glenlea Estate 34°00′04″S 116°12′40″E / 34.001°S 116.211°E / -34.001; 116.211 (Glenlea Estate) 1919 near Glenlynn
Glenmore Estate 33°48′54″S 115°58′05″E / 33.815°S 115.968°E / -33.815; 115.968 (Glenmore Estate) 1919 near Balingup
Norlup Park Estate 1920 near Greenbushes
Perup AA 34°15′40″S 116°21′40″E / 34.261°S 116.361°E / -34.261; 116.361 (Perup Agricultural Area) 1898 cancelled in 1904
Ravenscliffe Estate 1919 near Kirup
Tanjanerup AA 33°58′55″S 115°47′06″E / 33.982°S 115.785°E / -33.982; 115.785 (Tanjanerup Agricultural Area) 1897
Tweed AA 33°58′41″S 116°24′22″E / 33.978°S 116.406°E / -33.978; 116.406 (Tweed Agricultural Area) 1892
Wilgarrup AA 34°08′46″S 116°14′46″E / 34.146°S 116.246°E / -34.146; 116.246 (Wilgarrup Agricultural Area) 1898

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Index Map of Western Australia", Department of Lands and Surveys, 1949.
  2. ^ Surveyor-General. Districts of the colony – Revision of. (169/96), p.28-30. Accessed at State Records Office, Perth.
  3. ^ Western Australian Government Gazette, various editions. Accessed at Battye Library, Perth.

Coordinates: 34°09′56″S 116°10′06″E / 34.16556°S 116.16833°E / -34.16556; 116.16833