Martin
PerthWestern Australia
Coordinates32°04′16″S 116°02′13″E / 32.071°S 116.037°E / -32.071; 116.037Coordinates: 32°04′16″S 116°02′13″E / 32.071°S 116.037°E / -32.071; 116.037
Population1,524 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)6110
LGA(s)City of Gosnells
State electorate(s)Kalamunda
Federal division(s)Canning
Suburbs around Martin:
Maddington Orange Grove Canning Mills
Gosnells Martin Canning Mills
Kelmscott Kelmscott Roleystone

Martin is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Gosnells. It was named in 1974 after a pioneer family of the Gosnells district, and in particular Edward Victor Martin who had served for 37 years on the council.[2]

Martin was formerly the location of the popular tourist attraction Cohuna Koala Park owned and run by the Sorbello family at 322 Mills Road East. International visitors such as Sir David Attenborough, Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson and Colonel Harland Sanders visited Cohuna during its time located in Martin. The site is now the location of the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre.

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Martin (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 February 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "History of metropolitan suburb names – M". Western Australian Land Information Authority. Retrieved 10 October 2008.

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