Situated 21km of the Perth.
Atwell is a suburb in the south east section of the Town of Cockburn. This name was taken from a pioneer family of the area who had owned land there for many years. The Atwell brothers owned several livery stables in Fremantle around the turn of the century and it was Ernest Atwell who took over the Conditional Purchase Lease of Jandakot Agricultural Area Lot 209, located in the area.
Situated 20km from Perth.
The suburb of 'Bibra Lake' takes its name from the extensive lake within its boundaries. The existence of the lake was first reported by A C Gregory during a survey of George Robb's land in May 1842. Gregory recorded the Aboriginal name of the lake as "Walubup". During the following year, Benedict Von Bibra, surveying his own selection on the southern shores of the lake, recorded the name as "Walliabup" and the latter version was used exclusively on maps for more than half a century. In 1877, it was found the Von Bibra's association with "Lake Walliabup" was apparently still recalled by locals who referred to the feature as "Bibra's Lake". This alternative name was added to plans and eventually in 1967, adopted in place of the Aboriginal name.
Bibra Lake has the tranquillity of the lake and a picturesque walking path, and being just 20 minutes' drive south of Perth's centre, is a good day trip destination.
Situated 21km of the Perth.
'Beeliar' is the Aboriginal name for the southern metropolitan region. R M Lyon recorded the name in 1833, referring to it as 'the district of Midjegoorong' (an Aboriginal leader). The name was approved for the suburb in 1993.
Situated 15km from Perth.
"Coolbellup" was recorded by AC Gregory in 1842 as the Aboriginal name of a lake in the area. Surveys by RM. King in 1877 showed the local name to be "North Lake" and both names were shown on plans. The feature is in fact the northernmost of the chain of Lakes lying between Mandurah and the Swan River. In 1954 most of the land west of the lake was resumed by the State Housing Commission and an intensive housing scheme was planned. A meeting in 1957 decided that the place should be called Coolbellup in preference to North Lake.
Coogee is about a 20 minute drive from Fremantle. With warm to hot summers and wonderfully temperate autumn and spring seasons, visitors will never be short of things to do and see on this gorgeous stretch of coast.
Coogee has a clean, safe and inviting beach which is ideal for a variety of leisure activities for boat and fishing enthusiasts, or for those simply wanting to relax on warm sand near cool water.
Other attractions are an amusement park boasting a number of fun rides, pools and parks; Manning Reserve; Bibra Lake Reserve and, of course, the excitement and culture of historic Fremantle is right on Coogee's doorstep.
Situated 16km from Perth.
The earliest known settler at Hamilton Hill was Sydney Smith, the agent of Captain George Robb. Robb arrived in Western Australia in 1830 and took up land south of Fremantle. During the next twelve months Smith was actively engaged in establishing Robb's farm. In a letter dated August 27th, 1830, he gives his address as Hamilton Hill. The origin of the name, and whether it was Robb or Smith who did the naming, remains uncertain but the area has been known as such ever since.
Half an hour's drive south of Perth on the Kwinana Freeway is the suburb of Jandakot.
The suburb's central feature is Jandakot Airport, one of the busiest airfields and largest aviation training bases in Australia. The main operation of the airport is aviation work rather than transport, with over 300 aircraft based there. Watch the heavy flow of aircraft landing and departing from the Jandakot Flight Centre viewing platform.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia operates out of the airport. They play a very important role in the rural health system by transporting emergency cases to suburban hospitals. This role is illustrated in their museum and tours can be arranged.
Another attraction is the excellent golf course in the heart of Jandakot. The golf complex offers a fully equipped driving range, great for working on that handicap. A meal can be enjoyed at the course's bistro and bar.
Situated 28km from Perth.
In January 1830 land at Woodman Point was set aside for a townsite to accommodate new settlers. The town was named Clarence and a large lake near its centre, "Lake Munster" (now Lake Coogee), both after Prince William, Duke of Clarence in the peerage of Great Britain and Earl of Munster in the peerage of Ireland. In 1895 a postal directory mentioned that the suburb of "Lake Munster" was "also known as Coogee". In later years this name was applied more to the area north-west of the lake, while the rest of the area became known for postal purposes as "Woodman Point" and "South Coogee in the 1950'S. Munster was officially adopted as a suburb name in 1954.
Situated 22km from the Perth.
The suburb of Success is named after the ship commanded by Captain James Stirling when he visited and explored the Swan River in 1827. The name was approved for the suburb in 1973, although the boundaries have since been changed. In 1968 the PMG discussed the naming of the area with the Cockburn Shire Council who suggested "Omeo", apparently after a ship that went ashore at Coogee around the turn of the century. Investigation showed that this name was duplicated in Victoria and eventually, the name Success was proposed.
Situated 23km from Perth.
Name proposed by Taylor Woodrow Homes Builders Pty. Ltd and the City of Cockburn in March 1982 after a previous suggestion ("Oxley") had been rejected because of duplication. Situated to the south of North Lake, hence the name. Approved in August 1982.
Yangebup, like Yanchep, is believed to be derived from the Aboriginal word "yanget", the name of a native flax or bullrush. Yangebup Lake, after which the suburb is named, was first recorded in 1841, and Yangebup was approved as a suburb name in 1977.