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Kingsley
PerthWestern Australia
Population: 13,228
Established: 1977
Postcode: 6026
Area: 7.7 km² (3.0 sq mi)
Location: 20 km (12 mi) from Perth
LGA: City of Joondalup
State District: Kingsley
Federal Division: Moore Cowan
Suburbs around Kingsley:
Craigie Woodvale Wangara
Padbury Kingsley Madeley
Duncraig Greenwood Marangaroo

Kingsley is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Joondalup. Kingsley is bounded to the north by Whitfords Avenue, to the south by Hepburn Avenue, to the west by the Mitchell Freeway and to the east by Wanneroo Road.

Lake Goollelal lies in the eastern part of the suburb, parallel to Wanneroo Road. The Kingsley residential area is thus divided by the lake, with a small enclave between the lake and Wanneroo Road.

History

The suburb of Kingsley is named after the village of Kingsley which is near Winchester in Hampshire, England. The name was chosen for the historical association with the first owner of land in the area, William Kernot Shenton. Shenton was born in Winchester in 1802, and arrived in Western Australia in 1829. The suburb name was approved in 1974. In 1844 Methodist missionary Rev John Smithes established Mission Farm near Lake Goollelal as a farm to be worked and lived on by aboriginal people under the guidance of the church. Businessman Ezio Luisini purchased 20 acres (8.1 hectares) of land near Lake Goollelal on which he established a winery in 1924. It was once one of the largest wineries in the southern hemisphere and operated from 1929 until 1986 when it was closed and the land redeveloped into suburban lots by Ernie Mondello.

Religion

There are 4 churches in Kingsley:

  • Kingsley Baptist
  • Kingsley Church of Christ
  • Kingsley North-Woodvale Saint Anselm of Canterbury, Anglican

Attractions

  • The Galaxy Drive In Theatre on Goollelal Drive is Perth's only drive-in theatre still in use.
  • The Hawkes Hill Gallery is an art gallery located at 36 Goollelal Drive.

Accommodation

  • Cherokee Village located on Hocking Road

Transport

Transperth operates bus routes 445, 446, 447 through Kingsley running in both directions between Warwick and Whitfords railway stations. Additionally routes 352 and 465-469 buses travel along Kingsley's northern boundary, Whitfords Avenue, whilst route 389 along Wanneroo Road services the small residential strip east of Lake Goollelal.Two train stations are located at both the south western (Greenwood) and north western (Whitfords) corners of Kingsley.


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