Redmond, Western Australia

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Redmond
Western Australia
Redmond is located in Western Australia
Redmond
Redmond
Coordinates 34°53′00″S 117°41′00″E / 34.88333°S 117.68333°E / -34.88333; 117.68333Coordinates: 34°53′00″S 117°41′00″E / 34.88333°S 117.68333°E / -34.88333; 117.68333
Population 309 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1916
Postcode(s) 6327
Elevation 94 m (308 ft)
Location
  • 399 km (248 mi) south south east of Perth
  • 26 km (16 mi) north west of Albany
LGA(s) City of Albany
State electorate(s) Albany
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Redmond is a town in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. It is located 399 km South South East of Perth[2] and the closest populated town is Albany.

The town began when a railway siding was opened in the area in 1912 which was initially called Mulikupp. The townsite was later renamed in Redmond. In 1913 blocks were subdivided and by 1916 a school had been built and the town was gazetted. It is thought that the town was named after the Irish Nationalist leader, John Edward Redmond.[3]

A sawmill was established near the town along Albany Highway in 1997 by the Gatti brothes that specialised in local hardwoods such as jarrah, marri and wandoo to make floorboards, decking and structural timber. The mill was sold to C.J. Matters in 2015.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Redmond (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
  2. ^ "Main Roads WA - Distance from Perth". 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – R". Retrieved 2009-04-25.
  4. ^ "The History of Redmond". Redmond Sawmill. Retrieved 28 December 2017.