Mullaloo, Western Australia

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Mullaloo
Perth,  Western Australia
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Mullaloo Beach, Western Australia
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Mullaloo
Coordinates 31°46′59″S115°44′17″E / 31.783°S 115.738°E / -31.783; 115.738 Coordinates: 31°46′59″S115°44′17″E / 31.783°S 115.738°E / -31.783; 115.738
Population5,991 (2016 census) [1]
Established1950s
Postcode(s) 6027
Location25 km (16 mi) from Perth
LGA(s) City of Joondalup
State electorate(s) Hillarys
Federal Division(s) Moore
Suburbs around Mullaloo:
Ocean Reef Heathridge
Indian Ocean Mullaloo Beldon
Kallaroo Craigie

Mullaloo is a northern coastal suburb of Perth, Western Australia, within the City of Joondalup.

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History

Mullaloo is named after an Aboriginal word, believed to mean "place of the rat kangaroo". It was first recorded in 1919 as Moolalloo Point, but the spelling was later changed to Mullaloo. Urban development began in the late 1950s. [2]

Today

The Mullaloo Surf Life Saving club primary area of patrol is within 400 metres of the Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club rooms and is patrolled every weekend and public holiday commencing October through to April. [3] The club has row teams, swim teams, board teams and sprint teams. [3]

Mullaloo has two schools, Mullaloo Beach Primary School and Mullaloo Heights Primary School. [4] Enrolment currently stands at 272 at Mullaloo Heights.

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mullaloo (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 August 2020. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – M" . Retrieved 15 February 2008.
  3. 1 2 "Mullaloo Surf Lifesaving Club" . Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  4. "Department of Education and Training - Schools Online". Archived from the original on 28 October 2007. Retrieved 15 February 2008.