White Gum Valley, Western Australia

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White Gum Valley
PerthWestern Australia
White Gum Valley is located in Perth
White Gum Valley
White Gum Valley
Coordinates 32°03′36″S 115°46′09″E / 32.06°S 115.769167°E / -32.06; 115.769167Coordinates: 32°03′36″S 115°46′09″E / 32.06°S 115.769167°E / -32.06; 115.769167
Population 2,464 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6162
LGA(s) City of Fremantle
State electorate(s) Fremantle
Federal Division(s) Fremantle
Suburbs around White Gum Valley:
Fremantle Fremantle O'Connor
Fremantle White Gum Valley O'Connor
Beaconsfield Beaconsfield Hilton

White Gum Valley is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Fremantle. It is situated behind the main ridge that lies east of Fremantle. It has been proposed several times for a highway to pass through the suburb.

Name[edit]

There are no records of the origins of the name.[2]

Geography[edit]

White Gum Valley is bordered by South Street to the south, Carrington Street to the east, Stevens Street to the north and Edmund Street to the west.

Street names[edit]

Several of the streets in the White Gum Valley are named for pioneering families in the area, such as Samson Street named after Sir Frederick Samson. Most of the streets running north-to-south are named after towns and localities in the Murchison and Mid West regions of Western Australia: Yilgarn Street, Wiluna Street, Nannine Avenue, Yalgoo Avenue, Wongan Avenue, and Minilya Avenue.

Parks and reserves[edit]

Two parks and reserves are located in the suburb of White Gum Valley: Davies Reserve in the west of the suburb, and Valley Park in the centre of the suburb. The Royal Fremantle Golf Club (Inc.) and Fremantle Golf Course are located to the north of the suburb, in Fremantle.

Schools[edit]

White Gum Valley Primary School is located in the west of the suburb. Kim Beazley School, formerly used by special education students, was shut in 2008.[3] The former school was demolished in 2011 to make way for residential development.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "White Gum Valley (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ "History of Metropolitan Suburb Names". Landgate. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Beazley school to shut – ABCNews. Published 9 August 2005. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  4. ^ Kim Beazley School site demolished – City of Fremantle. Written by Brad Pettit. Published 4 March 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011.

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