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Gosnells
PerthWestern Australia
Population: 17,277 (2006)[1]
Established: 1890
Postcode: 6110
Area: 14.8 km² (5.7 sq mi)
Location: 20 km (12 mi) from Perth
LGA: City of Gosnells
State District: Gosnells
Federal Division: Hasluck
Suburbs around Gosnells:
Thornlie Maddington Maddington
Huntingdale Gosnells Martin
Southern River Champion Lakes Kelmscott

Coordinates: 32°04′19″S 115°59′42″E / 32.072°S 115.995°E / -32.072; 115.995

Gosnells is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Gosnells. Gosnells is 20 kilometres south-east of Perth.

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History

The area where Gosnells is located was used by the Noongar Aboriginal people for thousands of years before European settlement.[2] In 1829, when the European Settlers arrived in Western Australia, farms were established along the Swan and Canning rivers.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] In 1907, the name "Gosnells" was adopted for the area.

Transport

Rail

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.

Road

Albany Highway is the main link to Gosnells from Perth City, which carries traffic northwest into the city, or southeast to Albany.

Bus

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.

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