Caversham
PerthWestern Australia
The Riverbank Estate Winery at Caversham in 2021
Coordinates31°52′30″S 115°58′30″E / 31.875°S 115.975°E / -31.875; 115.975Coordinates: 31°52′30″S 115°58′30″E / 31.875°S 115.975°E / -31.875; 115.975
Population5,290 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)6055
LGA(s)City of Swan
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)Hasluck
Suburbs around Caversham:
Beechboro Brabham Middle Swan
Lockridge Caversham Viveash
Eden Hill Guildford Woodbridge

Caversham is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located in the City of Swan.

It contains many wineries as part of the Swan Valley wine region.[2] It is the location of brick and tile manufacturers, with Brisbane & Wunderlich establishing a tile manufacturing factory in 1953.[3][4] It has long been associated with agricultural pursuits and has regularly had a show.[5][6][7]

It has also has been the location of child welfare properties such as Riverbank.[8][9][10] In the 2000s Caversham was the location of a detention centre known as the Disability Justice Centre.[11] The Hall - originally known as the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall built in 1921, was replaced by the Caversham and District Memorial Hall.[12]

It also was the location of the Caversham Wildlife Park, which has since moved into Whiteman Park.

It was the location of a war-time airstrip, the Caversham Airfield, which was later utilised as a motor-raceway.[13]

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Caversham (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Devitt, A. C; Elliott, J. F. (John Fenwick), 1948-; Western Australia. Viticulture Section; Swan Valley Policy Local Advisory Group (W.A.) (1987), Marketing of Western Australian wines : proceedings of a seminar held at Mulberry Farm, Caversham, Western Australia, July 30, 1987, Western Australian Dept. of Agriculture, retrieved 19 April 2018CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Master Builders' Federation of Australia (24 August 1953), "New Tile Works In Western Australia H. L. BRISBANE & WUNDERLICH LTD. (24 August 1953)", Building, Lighting and Engineering, Building Pub ((August 24, 1953)): 42, retrieved 15 February 2021
  4. ^ "CHAIRMAN'S CERTIFICATE OF EXTRAORDINARY RESOLUTION FOR ACCEPTANCE OF COMPOSITION OR SCHEME OF ARRANGEMENT OR FOR CONFIRMATION". Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (35). 30 April 1931. p. 730. Retrieved 15 February 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Caversham Show". The West Australian. XLV (8, 512). Western Australia. 1 October 1929. p. 5. Retrieved 19 April 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Caversham Show". Sunday Times (Perth) (1884). Western Australia. 4 March 1934. p. 4 (First Section). Retrieved 4 November 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Caversham Show". The West Australian. 55 (16, 436). Western Australia. 6 March 1939. p. 15. Retrieved 4 November 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ Western Australia. Child Welfare Dept (1960), Riverbank : Hamersley Road, Caversham, Western Australia, The Dept, retrieved 19 April 2018
  9. ^ "Riverbank jail to close", Australasian Business Intelligence, COMTEX News Network, Inc: 1008240i8250, 28 August 2001, ISSN 1320-6680
  10. ^ "Government under fire for closing Riverbank". ABC News. 21 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Controversial justice centre gets the go-ahead". ABC News. 29 November 2013.
  12. ^ Caversham and District Memorial Hall, 24 May 1958, retrieved 4 November 2021
  13. ^ Goodall, Leith, 1903-1978; Southern Cross Films (1947), Airstrip Caversham : (Speedway) : 14 March 1947, Southern Cross Newsreels, retrieved 15 February 2021CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)