Dawesville, Western Australia

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Dawesville
Mandurah,  Western Australia
Population5,824 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 6211
LGA(s) City of Mandurah
State electorate(s) Dawesville
Federal Division(s) Canning
Suburbs around Dawesville:
Wannanup
Dawesville West Coolup
Bouvard

Coordinates: 32°38′56″S115°38′28″E / 32.649°S 115.641°E / -32.649; 115.641

Dawesville is a suburb of Mandurah, located adjacent to the Peel-Harvey Estuarine System. The Dawesville Cut is to the north of the suburb.

Attractions outside crabbing and fishing include canoeing, jet-ski and skiing, whilst being only 500 metres from the beach over the highway is another attraction. Pyramids Beach, the most popular beach in Dawesville, is currently undergoing development of the beach to make it a future surf spot.

Dawesville is named after Louis Dawe who was involved in the local fish canning industry in the early 1900s. In 1913 Dawe built the heritage listed "Allandale Homestead" which overlooks the estuary. [2]


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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dawesville (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 January 2018. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Allandale Homestead". InHerit. Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 21 February 2020.