Queens Park, Western Australia

Queens Park, Western Australia

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Queens Park, Western Australia

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Queens Park is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Canning. Its postcode is 6107.

History

The suburb derives its name from the former Queens Park Road Board that was incorporated into the Canning and Belmont Road Boards.

Queens Park was originally known as Woodlupine. The name change was brought about following a murder in 1911. Local residents and authorities feared the incident couldjeopardise the development of the area. It was agreed that the name would be changed to Queens Park to honour Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII.

The largest single land holder in Queens Park was Sister Kate's children's home which was founded by Sister Kate in 1934 and expanded in 1936 which at the time, A. O. Neville, the government Chief Protector of Aboriginals was the architect of an official scheme which oversaw the care, custody and education of Aboriginal and half-caste children under 16 years in the state. The scheme's purpose was to integrate young and part Aboriginal children into white society by separating them from their families. The process by which the separation was done has since been widely condemned when a report entitled Bringing Them Home was published in 1997 following a federal government enquiry. These people are now known as the Stolen Generation.

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