Robinson, Western Australia

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Robinson
AlbanyWestern Australia
Albany - Robinson Map.png
Map of Robinson within Albany.
Population 573 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6330
Location 5.0 km (3 mi) from Albany
LGA(s) City of Albany
State electorate(s) Albany
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Suburbs around Robinson:
Gledhow Gledhow Mount Elphinestone
Cuthbert Robinson Princess Royal Harbour
Sandpatch Little Grove Princess Royal Harbour

Coordinates: 35°01′43″S 117°50′02″E / 35.0286°S 117.834°E / -35.0286; 117.834

Robinson is a western suburb of Albany in southern Western Australia, west of Albany's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Albany. The suburb has a median age of 43.

Frenchman Bay Road passes through the suburb to Little Grove and then on to Torndirrup National Park and Frenchman Bay.

In March 2010, the area was evacuated as a result of a catastrophic bushfire. The fire started after a motorcycle accident[2] and quickly spread through the surrounding bushland.

Fire fighters battled flames as high as 10 metres (33 ft) using two water bombers and a helicopter.[3] The fire was eventually contained following overnight rain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Robinson (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2015-01-04. 
  2. ^ "ABC News Online - Firefight continues in Albany". 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  3. ^ "ABC News Online - 10 metre flames threatening family homes". 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-14.