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Osborne Park

Osborne Park was named after William Osborne, a butcher who owned an abattoir and land on Wanneroo Road and who was elected to the Perth Road Board (the City of Stirling’s predecessor), in 1875. Osborne Park was part of an original crown grant of 6,020 acres given to T. R. C. Walters in 1840. After

Yokine

The name Yokine was derived from a Nyungar language word meaning dingo (which early settlers referred to as the “native dog”). The name was chosen because the area is close to Dog Swamp. Yokine was part of the grant originally allocated to TRC Walters in 1840. Western Australian Golf Limited owned Yokine from at least 1927 and subdivided

Tuart Hill

Since 1914, the Osborne Park Agricultural Society holds its annual show at Robinson Reserve in Tuart Hill.The show is usually held around the first weekend in December on Friday and Saturday and features displays of local produce, animals and livestock, carnival attractions and fireworks. Tuart Hill has two large active recreation reserves: Grenville Reserve and

Joondanna

Joondanna is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Stirling. There is a Catholic church, St Denis, and a small Catholic primary school of the same name. Joondanna is named after a farm said to be owned by an early settler in the area. Source: Wikipedia 

Trigg

Trigg Beach is one of Perth’s most popular beaches for board riding, catering mainly to surfers and body boarders alike, with a small majority of swimmers. In summer, shifting sand fills the channel between the Blue Hole and Trigg Point take off point for a long continuous wave ride to Trigg Beach. Trigg also has a snorkeling

Stirling

Stirling is named after James Stirling, the first Western Australian governor (1829–1838). The name was approved in April 1976 at the request of the City of Stirling, as the area contained the Council’s headquarters. The suburb was part of Balcatta until 1976. Throughout the wetland regions, Aboriginals hunted for kangaroo, emu, snakes, tortoise, mudfish, gilgies and water birds

Churchlands

This suburb became known as “Churchlands” after being purchased by the Roman Catholic Church in 1891 from the Trigg family. Schools in the area include Churchlands Primary School, Churchlands Senior High School, Hale School and Newman College. On the eastern border of Churchlands is the large Herdsman Lake, which is populated by many bird, amphibian and freshwater fish species.

Gwelup

The name “Gwelup” refers to a small swamp located within the southern portion of the suburb. It was derived from the Noongar word “Gwelgannow” meaning “to shift position”. Hence, Lake Gwelup was referred to as “the lake that shifts position”. The name first appears in Lands Department records in 1878 as “Gwelup Swamp”. Situated on the western

Scarborough

Home to one of the most iconic beaches in Perth, Scarborough is a desirable coastal suburb within the City of Stirling. Its five square kilometre land area is predominantly used for residential purposes, though it does have a significant entertainment precinct that attracts people from all over the Perth metropolitan area and beyond.  At the

Doubleview

Doubleview is named due to its views of both the Indian Ocean to the west and the Darling Range to the east. Laying between Scarborough to the West and Innaloo to the East, Doubleview offers a fantastic lifestyle opportunity being just 2.8km to Scarborough Beach and 12km to the Perth CBD. The suburb boasts well regarded

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