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Gosnells
PerthWestern Australia
Gosnells hotel.jpg
Gosnells Hotel on Albany Highway
Coordinates 32°04′19″S 115°59′42″E / 32.072°S 115.995°E / -32.072; 115.995Coordinates: 32°04′19″S 115°59′42″E / 32.072°S 115.995°E / -32.072; 115.995
Population 20,293 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,301/km2 (3,370/sq mi)
Established 1890
Postcode(s) 6110
Area 15.6 km2 (6.0 sq mi)
Location 20 km (12 mi) from Perth
LGA(s) City of Gosnells
State electorate(s)
  • Southern River
  • Thornlie
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Gosnells:
Thornlie Maddington Maddington
Huntingdale Gosnells Martin
Southern River Champion Lakes Kelmscott

Gosnells is a suburb located within the City of Gosnells. Gosnells is approx. 20 kilometres south-east of the Perth central business district. It contains the Gosnells town centre which includes the Council offices, library and the Gosnells Railway Station.

History

The area where Gosnells is located was used by the Nyoongar 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, significantly changing 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.

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 23 minutes to travel from Gosnells to Perth 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 210, 211, 220, 228, 231 and the 232. The 210 and 211 goes to Thornlie. The 228 goes to Thornlie, via Maddington. The 231 and 232 goes around Gosnells, also known as the 'Gosnells Loop'. The 220 from Armadale travel to Gosnells from Perth.

Notable residents

  • Gerald Arthur - cricketer
  • Chris Tallentire - politician
  • Mitch Wishnowsky - American football player
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