Yakamia, Western Australia

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Yakamia
AlbanyWestern Australia
Albany-Yakamia map.png
Yakamia is located in Western Australia
Yakamia
Yakamia
Coordinates 35°00′14″S 117°52′41″E / 35.004°S 117.878°E / -35.004; 117.878Coordinates: 35°00′14″S 117°52′41″E / 35.004°S 117.878°E / -35.004; 117.878
Population 2,717 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 6330
Location 2 km (1 mi) NE of Albany
LGA(s) City of Albany
State electorate(s) Albany
Federal Division(s) O'Connor
Suburbs around Yakamia:
Milpara Lange Collingwood Heights
Orana Yakamia Spencer Park
Mount Melville Centennial Park Mira Mar

Yakamia is an inner suburb of Albany. The suburb was created in the 1970s, and was gazetted in 1979.[2] The name is believed to be a Noongar Aboriginal word meaning "sister to a small creek".

Geography[edit]

Yakamia is bounded by North Road to the south, Chester Pass Road to the west, Hudson and Bond Roads to the north and Ulster Road to the southeast. Yakamia Creek runs through the suburb.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Yakamia is a residential suburb, and used to consist primarily of bushland, however, this has slowly disappeared with the bush making way for new housing developments. The suburb contains Yakamia Primary School, which opened in 1970 and now has around 620 students. There is also a small shopping centre on North Road. The City of Albany's council offices are located in Yakamia along North Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Yakamia (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Naming of Localities - Town of Albany (per 3773/57 V4)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 8 June 1979. p. 1979:1501. 
  3. ^ Department of Land Information. StreetSmart Perth Street Directory (54th ed.). West Australian Newspapers Ltd. pp. Maps A2. ISBN 978-0-909439-67-5.