Halls Head, Western Australia facts for kids
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Mandurah, Western Australia
Historic Sutton's Farm in Halls Head
|Population||13,870 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Mandurah|
Halls Head is a coastal suburb (locality) of Mandurah, immediately west of Mandurah's central area. It is largely residential and contains several canal estates developed since the 1980s.
Halls Head is one of four Mandurah suburbs (along with Erskine, Falcon and Wannanup) that lie on an island bound by the Mandurah Estuary to the north, the Peel-Harvey Estuary to the east, the Dawesville Channel to the south and the Indian Ocean to the west. Halls Head is the northernmost and most-populated of the four suburbs. The main roads are Mary Street, which links Halls Head directly to Mandurah CBD and Pinjarra Road. The other access road is the Old Coast Road, part of the national Highway 1 which links the suburb to not only Mandurah but also Perth and Bunbury. This road also acts as a suburban boundary, with Erskine on the opposite side of the road. Peelwood Parade and McLarty Road forms a general north-south arterial through the suburb, with other major roads including Leighton Road, Casuarina Drive and Seascapes Boulevard.
The locality was named after Henry Edward Hall (1790–1859, father of William Shakespeare Hall) who received a land grant of some 6,715 hectares (16,594 acres) to establish a farm there in the 1830s. The suburb was officially gazetted in 1970. It is the location of Hall's Cottage, the single-storey stone house built by the Hall family in 1833 and the only extant early settler's cottage in the district.
Halls Head is serviced by public transport provided by Transperth. Route 591 serves areas in north-western and central Halls Head. 592 operates through Port Mandurah and the western parts of Seascapes (via McLarty Road and Peelwood Parade) while 594 passes to the east of the suburb via Old Coast Road. 591 and 594 operates seven days a week while 592 operates six days a week.