Rossmoyne, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
|Population||3,062 (2006 census)|
|Location||14 km (9 mi) S of Perth|
|LGA(s)||City of Canning|
|State/territory electorate(s)||Bateman, Riverton|
Rossmoyne is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, within the City of Canning. Rossmoyne is located 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) south of central Perth, and is bounded by Leach Highway to the south, the Bull Creek to the west, the Canning River to the north, and Shelley to the east.
The name Rossmoyne was devised in 1937 after the land developer V W Webb and his family made a trip to Scotland. The name has no connection with the area but was thought to be suitable for marketing a subdivision in 1955. The use of the name as a suburb was approved in February 1960 and gazetted the following month.
The Rossmoyne Pallottine Mission was established on Fifth Avenue in 1959 as a boarding facility for Indigenous Australian students from the Kimberley and other country areas who were attending secondary schools in Perth. The residence was run by the the Society of the Catholic Apostolate and operated from 1959 to 1991 catering for over 900 boarders.
Rossmoyne is linked to Perth City by the Kwinana Freeway, and to Fremantle by Leach Highway. Transperth provides public transport services to Rossmoyne. Bus 170 runs east to Perth City via Shelley, and west to Bull Creek Station. Bus 205 runs from Cannington Interchange to Booragoon bus station via Shelley. Bus 179 runs east to Perth City via Riverton. Buses 508 and 509 run from stops on Leach Highway to Bull Creek Station and Cannington Interchange.
Rossmoyne's shopping centre, Rossmoyne Village, includes an IGA supermarket, a liquor store, 'Flames' Cafe, a Chinese restaurant, a hairdresser, a Post Office/Newsagents, a butcher, John Hayes & Son real estate agents and Antonio's, a pizzeria/bakery. Public tennis courts and a bowling club are located nearby. Local students attend Rossmoyne Community Kindergarten, Rossmoyne Primary School and Rossmoyne Senior High School, a high school that has won many awards.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Rossmoyne (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names". Retrieved 2008-10-05.
- "Looking West : a guide to Aboriginal records in Western Australia". Pandora web archive. State Library of Western Australia. 2004. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
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