Carlisle, Western Australia

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Carlisle
Perth,  Western Australia
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Carlisle
Coordinates 31°58′37″S115°54′58″E / 31.977°S 115.916°E / -31.977; 115.916 Coordinates: 31°58′37″S115°54′58″E / 31.977°S 115.916°E / -31.977; 115.916
Population6,475 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 6101
LGA(s) Town of Victoria Park
State electorate(s) Victoria Park
Federal Division(s) Swan
Suburbs around Carlisle:
Lathlain Rivervale Kewdale
East Victoria Park Carlisle Welshpool
Karawara Bentley Queens Park

Carlisle is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Its local government area is the town of Victoria Park.

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History

The suburb known as Carlisle today was originally settled as part of a land allocation to early Western Australian settlers after 1829. Swan Location 35 was granted to Henry Camfield and Canning Location 2 was granted to James Macdermott, and these land allocations made up the suburb as well as many of the surrounding suburbs. [2]

Despite several changes of land ownership in the area little development was made until after the 1890s. The neighbouring suburb of Victoria Park experienced rapid growth around this time that was mostly focused around Albany Road (later to become Albany Highway). This growth eventually spread East as part of the Bickford development. Bickford was a name chosen by real estate company Peet and Co (now Peet Limited) for the sale of residential land in the area. On 23 May 1919, a meeting of ratepayers in the area elected to change the name of the suburb to Carlisle. [2]

Bickford State School (renamed Carlisle Primary School in 1922) was opened in 1919, and this was followed by a Methodist church in 1927 and then a Catholic church in 1937. Other infrastructure soon followed. [2]

Geography

Carlisle is bordered by Orrong Road to the north, Briggs/Planet/Kew streets to the east, Rutland Avenue and the Armadale railway line to the south, and Roberts Road to the west. Most of the streets in Carlisle are tree-lined and form the traditional grid formation of the early planning style of Perth. The suburb is mainly flat with the eastern boundary offering views of the city. The Weston Street/Archer Street intersection is the highest point in the west end of the suburb.

Facilities

The Perth–Armadale rail line runs through this area and the suburb is serviced by the Carlisle train station and the Oats Street train station. There are four parks: Fletcher Park, Carlisle Reserve, Parnham Park, and Tom Wright Park. The Carlisle Hotel and TAB are opposite Carlisle train station. Other facilities include the Carlisle Lathlain Bowling Club, Holy Name Primary School, Lathlain Nursing Home, Windsor Park Nursing Home, Harold Hawthorne Seniors Centre, Town of Victoria Park Council Depot, and the Belmont City Works Depot.

Senior and tertiary education

Carlisle contains one technical and further education college, South Metropolitan TAFE – Carlisle Campus.

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Carlisle (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 September 2019. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. 1 2 3 Gallop, Dr G. "Know your Suburb: Carlisle and Lathlain" (PDF). Retrieved 10 December 2010.