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Osmington, Western Australia

Osmington is a small townsite located in the South West region of Western Australia in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, about 20 km (12 mi) north-east of Margaret River.

Osmington
Western Australia
Osmington is located in Western Australia
Osmington
Osmington
Coordinates33°54′16″S 115°12′51″E / 33.90444°S 115.21417°E / -33.90444; 115.21417Coordinates: 33°54′16″S 115°12′51″E / 33.90444°S 115.21417°E / -33.90444; 115.21417
Population135 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)6285
Location20 km (12 mi) north-east of Margaret River
LGA(s)Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
State electorate(s)Vasse
Federal Division(s)Forrest

It was established as part of the Group Settlement Scheme, being group number 85. The only building standing in the townsite proper is St John's Anglican church that was established in 1933 and is listed by the Heritage Council of Western Australia; the town also used to have a primary school.[2] It mostly consists of rural vineyards and farmland properties.[3] It gained notoriety due to a multiple shooting murder-suicide in the locality on 11 May 2018.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Osmington (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 May 2018.  
  2. ^ "St John's Anglican Church". Heritage Council of Western Australia. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Margaret River tragedy: seven dead in Western Australia shooting". The Guardian. 11 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Margaret River murder-suicide: Seven people found dead at home near WA holiday town". ABC News. 11 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.