PERTH SUBURB GWELUP
The Perth suburb Gwelup takes its name from a small swampy lake located in the southern portion of the suburb. The feature is recorded in Lands Department records in 1878 as Gwelup Swamp and in recent years as the surrounds have been cleared and filled, it has been recorded as a lake.
The Aboriginal meaning of the name has been derived from ┐Gwelgannow┐ which means to "shift the position" and "step aside" and would therefore probably be "the lake that shifted position".
|PERTH SUBURB GWELUP|
|MEIDAN AGE OF RESIDENTS
|MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE Dec 2004
||City of Stirling
||Warwick train station
||Bus station at Warwick train station and local
||Karrinyup Shopping Centre, Gwelup Shopping Centre
||Lake Gwelup Primary,
||REIWA DEC 2004
A BRIEF HISTORY
Land near Lake Gwelup was first granted to Thomas Mews in 1831. It passed through several
owners before being acquired by Henry Bull of Sydney in 1891. The Perth suburb Gwelup was subdivided by Bull
during 1898 and 1899; however, development was relatively slow and the land was mainly used for
market gardens in the early years.
From the 1970's Gwelup transformed from a rural area to a
modern residential suburb. Only a few market gardens along North Beach Road remain as a
reminder of earlier times.
The type and style of residential dwellings contained within the Perth suburb Gwelup varies considerably, ranging
from early market garden cottages to recently designed two storey developments.
subdivisions, including Karrinyup Waters and Settlers Green, contain modern architecturally
Along North Beach Road there are remnants of older, rural-style housing. These
character homes are gradually being renovated or replaced by new developments.
Gwelup has significant areas of public open space scattered throughout the residential area, offering
meeting places and recreational opportunities for the local and wider community.
preserves a significant part of the natural environment, while allowing passive recreation. There are
also tennis courts and cycle paths located on the Lake Gwelup Reserve.
The Gwelup Neighbourhood
Shopping Centre provides for daily shopping needs, while local students can attend Lake Gwelup
Careniup Swamp: Careniup Swamp was first recorded as part of a survey in 1844. The name
"Karrinyup" appears to have derived from this swamp, which is located on the northern boundary of
Lake Gwelup: The position of Lake Gwelup was first recorded by the Land Department in 1878. On
early surveys the lake was marked as a swamp.
Source City of Stirling
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