Entrance to Melville Water, Swan River, Western Australia ca. 1870-1880By Remembering the Past Australia / March 11, 2022 / Australia / 0 Comments
Swan River, Western Australia, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
Melville Water lies between Point Resolution and Point Walter to the west, Point Heathcote at the mouth of the Canning River to the south-east, and the Narrows Bridge where it meets Perth Water to the north-east. Melville Water was named in 1827 by Captain James Stirling, after 2nd Viscount Melville. The land south of Melville Water was named Melville Water Park Estate (in the area that is now Applecross) and was subdivided for development in 1896.
Showing the Entrance to Melville Water, Swan River, Western Australia. Original photo ca. 1870-1880.
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