Salter Point, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
Mt. Henry, with Salter Point to the right
|Population||2,416 (2006 census)|
|• Density||1,510/km2 (3,910/sq mi)|
|Area||1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||City of South Perth|
|State electorate(s)||South Perth|
Around 1880, Samuel August Salter (after whom Salter Point was named) worked as a sawyer and timber contractor on the peninsula. At the time, the area was completely undeveloped, surrounded by dense bush with no road access.
Salter established a landing stage on the point known as "Salter's Landing". To which timber logs could be floated from where they were cut in Kelmscott and Jarrahdale for transportation to a mill by barge. Salter operated his business from this location for several years leading to the area being renamed "Salter Point".
In 1929 a road to the location was made.
In 1990, the suburb's name Salter Point was gazetted.
- Como high school, public co-educational high school, years 8-12
- Aquinas College, private boys' college, years 4–12
- Manning Primary school, co-educational public primary school, ages 5–12
- St Pius X, private co-educational primary school
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Salter Point (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
- "ONE OF PERTH'S BEAUTY SPOTS Made Road Completed Right to SALTER'S POINT". The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950). Perth, WA: National Library of Australia. 25 June 1929. p. 11 Edition: HOME FINAL EDITION. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- South Perth (W.A. : Municipality); Orr, Kate (1986), Salter Point foreshore management plan, Reserve 23967, City of South Perth, retrieved 17 January 2014
- Brooker, Jenna; Crisp, Nora; Prentice, Graeme; South Perth (W.A. : Municipality). Council (1994), Salter Point Foreshore management plan February 1994, City of South Perth, ISBN 978-0-646-17865-3
- Siemon, N. (Nicole); South Perth (W.A. : Municipality). Council; Ecosystem Management Services (1997), Salter Point and Waterford : foreshore management plan : an integral part of the Canning River wetlands (Draft ed.), South Perth, W.A. ;bCity of South Perth, retrieved 17 January 2014
- Cecil C. Florey, Peninsula city: a social history of the City of South Perth, City of South Perth, 1995, p. 125-6.
- Heritage Council of Western Australia, Page 4 "Documentary Evidence"
- City of South Perth Municipal Heritage Inventory "Origin and Meaning of Street and Place Names" Updated September 2005 Page 87 - 88
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