The name for the Perth suburb Yokine was derived from the Aboriginal word meaning "native dog". The name was chosen because the area is close to Dog Swamp.
|PERTH SUBURB YOKINE|
|MEDIAN HOUSE PRICE Dec 2004||$322,000|
|LOCAL COUNCIL||City of Stirling|
|TRAIN STATION||No Train Service|
|BUS SERVICE||Local Bus Service|
|SHOPS||Mirrabooka Square, Tuart Hill S/C|
|LOCAL SCHOOLS|| Nollamara Primary School,
Yokine Primary School
Carmel High School ,
Tuart Hill Primary Schools,
Mirrabooka Snr High School
|SOURCE||REIWA DEC 2004|
A BRIEF HISTORY
Yokine was originally part of the grant given to T. R. C. Walters in 1840; however, little early development occurred in Yokine. A group known as Western Australian Golf Limited were identified as the owners of Yokine from at least 1927, and subdivided a small portion of land near the golf course. Prior to World War II the only house in the area was at the eastern end of Royal Street. A housing boom began in the Perth Suburb Yokine after the war and much of the area around the golf course was developed by the early 1950's. The southern section experienced rapid growth in the 1960's and by the late 1970's Yokine was almost completely developed.
To the West and the Centre of Yokine dwellings are generally single and detached although as the larger lots have been developed more duplex and unit blocks can now be found dispersed throughout the suburb. Building style in Yokine varies and you can see styles ranging from the 1940’s style brick build houses to the timber-framed properties as well as those with an international or modern construction style.
The Dog Swamp and Flinders Square Shopping Centres combine to form a major retail focus in the south of Yokine. These centres provide for local shopping needs and contain a range of specialty stores. Yokine also hosts a number of smaller centres to cater for daily shopping. Many parks are situated within Yokine, the largest being the Yokine Reserve. The various reserves incorporate facilities including lawn bowling greens, sports ovals, tennis courts and a community recreation centre. In addition, Yokine contains a major golf course which provides for local residents and the wider community. The suburb also hosts a home for senior residents and two schools.
Dog Swamp Shopping Centre: This commercial and retail centre was established in 1967 and provides a vital service to the local community.
West Australian Golf Club: The course is located on the north eastern boundary of the Perth Suburb Yokine and was
developed in the 1920's. The park setting creates a prestige course, as well as providing a focus for
Yokine Hill: Also known as Mount Yokine, the hill was originally used as a survey point and is a significant landscape feature.
Source City Of Stirling