Queens Park, Western Australia

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Queens Park
Perth,  Western Australia
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Queens Park, City of Canning.
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Queens Park
Coordinates 32°00′14″S115°56′31″E / 32.004°S 115.942°E / -32.004; 115.942 Coordinates: 32°00′14″S115°56′31″E / 32.004°S 115.942°E / -32.004; 115.942
Population3,903 (2006 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 6107
Location11 km (7 mi) from the Perth CBD
LGA(s) City of Canning
State electorate(s) Cannington
Federal Division(s) Swan
Suburbs around Queens Park:
Welshpool Welshpool Welshpool
Bentley Queens Park East Cannington
Cannington Cannington East Cannington

Queens Park is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Canning. Its postcode is 6107.

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There is 6,853 persons living in Queens Park. The top five ancestries represented in the suburb were English, Chinese, Australian, Indian and Filipino. The majority of persons living in Queens Park were between the ages of 18 and 49 (school leavers, university students, young workforce and parents and home builders). [2]

Pre colonial history

Queens Park, prior to colonial interactions, was originally cared for by the Whadjuk Noongar people, the traditional owners for the areas along the Canning River.[ citation needed ] Prior to the colonial settlement of the area, the Canning River and its associated wetlands provided an important source of food and shelter to the Beeliar and Beeloo Noongar people. The Beeloo considered north of the Canning River to the hills as part of their ground while the Beeliar mainly traversed the southern section of the river to the sea. At the time of colonial settlement, Midgegooroo and Munday were leaders of these people. The Cannington-Wilson area was called "Beeloo" for many years by local residents.

Post colonial history

The suburb derives its name from the former Queens Park Road Board that was incorporated into the Canning and Belmont Road Boards. [3]

Queens Park was originally known as Woodlupine. [4] The name change was brought about following a murder in 1911. [5] Local residents and authorities feared the incident could jeopardise the development of the area. It was agreed that the name would be changed to Queens Park to honour Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII. [6]

Sister Kate's children's home

The largest single land-holder in Queens Park was Sister Kate's children's home, which was founded by Katherine Mary Clutterbuck in 1934 and expanded in 1936. At the time, A. O. Neville, the government Chief Protector of Aborigines was the architect of an official scheme that oversaw the care, custody and education of Aboriginal and half-caste children under 16 years in the state. The scheme's purpose was to integrate young and part-Aboriginal children into white society by separating them from their families. [7] These children later became known as the Stolen Generations.

Whadjuk Noongar heritage sites

Colonial heritage

Modern developments

Queens Park now incorporates the former suburb of Maniana, once of State Housing development post-WW2, which is being pulled down[ timeframe? ] and redeveloped into "Quatro"[ clarification needed ].

New developments such as "Skytown" have seen property prices boom as developers buy old houses for unit development especially around the older parts of Queens Park on Welshpool Road.

Environment

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Harry Turner Pavilion, Queens Park Reserve

Queens Park has several open spaces and reserves, including an oval and eleven parks, and one regional park.

Flora includes:[ citation needed ]

Community groups

The Friends of Queens Park Bushland is a community group of volunteers whose aim is to help the community connect with nature through protecting, regenerating and revegetating the bushland in Queens Park, East Cannington and Welshpool. [8]

The Lions Club has a branch in Queens Park.

Sports clubs

The Queens Park Football Club was established in the early 1960s. Currently it has Auskick teams. [9]

The Queens Park Soccer Club was founded in 1909. Queens Park is home to several men's, women's and junior teams. [10]

Wildlife

There are 759 wildlife species currently identified. Easily identified and frequently spotted species are: [11]

Birds

Mammals

Reptiles

Amphibians

Schools

See also

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Queens Park (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 October 2008.
  2. "About the profile areas | Queens Park - Welshpool | profile.id". profile.id.com.au. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  3. Carden, F.G. Along the Canning: A History of the City of Canning, City of Canning, 1st Edition 1968, 2nd edition, 1991.
  4. Sparvell, Ray (28 October 2015). "Perth's suburbs that changed their names and the stories behind them". www.watoday.com.au/. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  5. "THE WOODLUPINE TRAGEDY". Sunday Times (Perth) (699). Western Australia. 28 May 1911. p. 13. Retrieved 1 December 2016 via National Library of Australia.
  6. Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – Q" . Retrieved 10 October 2008.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. https://storylines.slwa.wa.gov.au/archive-store/view/16/303
  8. "Friends of Queens Park Bushland Perth WA" . Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  9. "HOME". www.queensparkjfc.com. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  10. "Womens Soccer | Cannington | Queens Park Soccer Club". qpsc. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  11. "Animals | Friends of Queens Park Bushland" . Retrieved 6 May 2019.