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This article is about the suburb of Gosnells
in Perth, Western Australia. For the local government area, see City of
Coordinates: 32°04′19″S 115°59′42″E / 32.072°S
Gosnells is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia,
located within the City of Gosnells. Gosnells is 20
kilometres south-east of Perth.
The area where Gosnells is located was used by the Noongar Aboriginal people for
thousands of years before European settlement. In
1829, when the European Settlers arrived in Western
Australia, farms were established along the Swan and Canning rivers. This
significantly changed the landscape and terrain of Gosnells. In
1862, Charles Gosnell of London purchased the surrounding lands of
Gosnells from the Davis Family. In 1890, Western Australia
experienced an influx of residents from overseas and interstate due to the Gold Rush in Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie. This
resulted in an increased demand for land on the outskirts of Perth and subsequently a group
of developers bought the land (named "Canning Location 16") from
the deceased estate of Gosnell. In
1907, the name "Gosnells" was adopted for the area.
Gosnells is served by Gosnells and Seaforth train
stations. These stations are on the suburban Perth to Armadale railway
line, with trains departing approximately every 15 minutes to
the city. Train services are more frequent during peak periods,
with trains departing approximately every 5 to 10 minutes. These
services are operated by the state-owned public
transport company, Transperth. It takes approximately 25
minutes to travel from Perth to Gosnells by train.
Highway is the main link to Gosnells from Perth City, which carries
traffic northwest into the city, or southeast to Albany.
Gosnells has six bus routes, the 231, 232, 211, 210, 228 and the
220. The 210, 211 and 220 go to Perth. The 228 goes to Thornlie,
via Maddington. The 231 and 232 goes around Gosnells, also known as
the 'Gosnells Loop'. Transperth bus routes 210, 211 and 220 all
travel to Gosnells from Perth. It takes appromimately 1 hour to
travel to Gosnells from Perth by bus.