Eagle Bay, Western Australia

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Eagle Bay
Western Australia
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Eagle Bay
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Eagle Bay
Coordinates 33°33′S115°3′E / 33.550°S 115.050°E / -33.550; 115.050 Coordinates: 33°33′S115°3′E / 33.550°S 115.050°E / -33.550; 115.050
Population76 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 6281
Time zone AWST (UTC+8)
Location
LGA(s) City of Busselton
State electorate(s) Vasse
Federal Division(s) Forrest

Eagle Bay is a small town near Dunsborough, in the local government area of the City of Busselton. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 76. [1] It is known for its luxury holiday homes, with an occupancy rate on the night of the 2016 census of about 16%. [2] [3]

On 30 May 1801, a landing party from the Baudin expedition unsuccessfully looked for water at Eagle Bay; this event is commemorated by the Baudin memorial, which was unveiled in 2001. [4] In the late 19th century Stewart Keenan, who had a farm in the local area, built a track connecting his Eagle Bay farm to the timber mill community at Yelverton. [5] In the 1950s, there was a commercial salmon fishery in Eagle Bay. [6] The modern-day settlement began to develop in the early 1970s. [7] Eagle Bay contains a residents' association (established 1990), a volunteer fire brigade, and a community hall (constructed in 2014). [8] [9] The eponymous bay is in Meelup Regional Park. [10]

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References

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  2. "Eagle Bay". Tourism Western Australia. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  3. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "2016 Community Profiles: Eagle Bay". 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 7 October 2019. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  4. "European history". Meelup Park. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  5. "Keenan's Track". Heritage Council of Western Australia . Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  6. "Salmon Fishing at Eagle Bay". Meelup Park. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  7. "Local Planning Policy No. 3B Eagle Bay special character area" (PDF). City of Busselton . Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  8. "About REBA + Membership". Residents of Eagle Bay Association. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  9. "Welcome to Eagle Bay" (PDF). Residents of Eagle Bay Association. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  10. "Visitor Information". Meelup Park. Retrieved 7 October 2019.