Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the western 32.9 percent of the land area of Australia excluding external territories. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east.
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Western Australia is one of the eight states and territories of Australia. It is the biggest state in Australia measured by amount of land. It has a population of about two million people. Its capital city is Perth.
Western Australia gained the right of self-government in 1890, and joined with the five other states to form the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The desire of Western Australians to revert to complete self-governance, separate from the Commonwealth, culminated in 1933 with a successful referendum for secession supported by 68% of electors.
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720 kilometres (450 mi) east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. The urban population of Esperance was 12,145 at June 2018. Its major industries are tourism, agriculture, and fishing.
Although the Colony of New South Wales had established a convict-supported settlement at King George's Sound (later Albany) on the south coast of Western Australia in 1826 in response to rumours that the area would be annexed by France, Perth was the first full-scale settlement by Europeans in the western third of the continent. The British colony would be officially designated Western Australia in 1832 but was known informally for many years as the Swan River Colony after the area's major ...
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Northam (/ ˈ n ɔːr ð əm /) is a town in the Australian state of Western Australia, situated at the confluence of the Avon and Mortlock Rivers, about 97 kilometres (60 mi) east-northeast of Perth in the Avon Valley. At the 2016 census, Northam had a population of 6,548. Northam is the largest town in the Avon region.
Bayswater is a suburb 6 kilometres north-east of the central business district of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. It is located north of the Swan River, within the City of Bayswater local government area. It predominantly a low density residential suburb with a small town centre lined with shops and a light industrial area to the east. Development in the suburb was first triggered by the construction of the Fremantle-Guildford railway line in 1881. In 1885, Bayswater estate was founded.
Aboriginal people of the Noongar language group originally inhabited the Bayswater area, the occupants of the north bank of the Swan being among Yellagonga's people, who ranged systematically over a wide area of the coastal plain. The population was rich and complex in culture, s
In 1881, the Fremantle-Guildford railway line was built, which passed through Bayswater and triggered significant development. The original ribbon grants began to be subdivided. The first section to be developed was called Bayswater Estate, which was the land between Drake and La
Development in the Bayswater town centre and around Meltham railway station was a contentious issue in the 2010s and 2020s. The City of Bayswater started work on a structure plan for the Bayswater town centre in November 2015. The structure plan would plan for building heights, l
Bayswater is located 6 kilometres north-east of the central business district of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, 15 km east of the Indian Ocean, and covers an area of 9.83 square kilometres. The elevation ranges from 2 m on the banks of the Swan River to 45 m at Hillcrest Primary School. The suburb is bounded on the south by the Swan River, with Ascot on the other side of the river, bounded to the west by Maylands, bounded to the north by Bedford, Embelton and Morley, and bounded to the
Bayswater's population at the 2016 census was 14,432. This is an increase on the 13,525 recorded at the 2011 census, 12,152 recorded at the 2006 census, and the 11,303 recorded at the 2001 census. 49.1% of residents are male, and 50.9% are female. The median age was 38, which is above the Western Australian average of 36, and out of residents over the age of 15, 44.3% are married, which is below the state average of 48.8%. The median weekly household income for residents of Bayswater was $1,705,
Bayswater has a small town centre with a library, bank, post office, police station and a few small shops. There are also a few shops along Guildford Road, south of the town centre. Resident who require more commercial services have to go to either the Maylands town centre, or the Morley commercial area, which has the Galleria Shopping Centre, both of which are about 3 kilometres away from the Bayswater Town Centre. There are many businesses in the light industrial area to the east. There is a B
The first school to open in Bayswater is Bayswater Primary School. It was established in 1894 as the Bayswater State School, and is located on Murray Street, near the Bayswater town centre. It caters to 60 Kindergarten students, and 370 students between Pre-Primary and Year 6 as of 2020. It became an independent public school in 2020. The school is listed on the City of Bayswater Local Heritage Survey. In 1936, St Columba's School opened to students. It is a private, catholic primary school loca
Wyndham is the northernmost town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, located on the Great Northern Highway, 2,210 kilometres (1,373 mi) northeast of Perth.It was established in 1886 to service a new goldfield at Halls Creek, and it is now a port and service centre for the east Kimberley with a population of 780.
Australia has six states—New South Wales (NSW), Queensland (QLD), South Australia (SA), Tasmania (TAS), Victoria (VIC) and Western Australia (WA)—and two major mainland territories—the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the Northern Territory (NT). In most respects, these two territories function as states, except that the ...