Darlington, Western Australia

Darlington, Western Australia

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Darlington, Western Australia

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Darlington, Western Australia, is a locality in the Shire of Mundaring on the Darling Scarp, dissected by Nyaania Creek and north of the Helena River.

Location

About one kilometre to the west of Darlington and lower on the Darling Scarp lies the locality of Boya. Between Darlington and Boya there are two abandoned quarries: C. Y. O'Connor's 'Fremantle Harbour Works Quarry’, now known as 'Hudman Road Amphitheatre', and the Mountain Quarry which is also called Boya quarry. They are situated on the southern slope of Greenmount Hill which is defined by the Great Eastern Highway to the North, and the Helena River to the South. The boundary with Glen Forrest to the east has shifted a few times.

Geology

Darlington is located upon the escarpment of the Darling Fault which trends North-South across the south-west of Western Australia, defining what is known as the 'Perth Hills'.

History

Darlington developed as a locality from the Darlington Winery in the late nineteenth century. Unlike Glen Forrest and Greenmount Darlington was unplanned. Darlington Hall was originally the winery cellar building.

Darlington was bisected by the Eastern Railway which in later years of operation was known as the 'Mundaring Loop'. Now the Railway Reserve Heritage Trail or 'bridle trail', as it is known by locals, has become a popular walking and bike trail.

Darlington had extensive orchards during the First World War era. It has also, due to its cooler ‘hills climate', had a number of...
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