Mount Eliza (Western Australia)

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Kings Park and Mount Eliza, viewed from QV.1 in the CBD

Mount Eliza is a hill that overlooks the city of Perth, Western Australia and forms part of Kings Park. It is known as Kaarta gar-up[1] and Mooro Katta[1] in the local Noongar dialect.

It was named in 1827 by the eventual Governor James Stirling, after Eliza Darling who was the wife of New South Wales Governor Ralph Darling. In 1831, Western Australia's first Surveyor General, John Septimus Roe set aside the land around Mount Eliza for public purposes. This had been overturned by 1835 and extensive logging occurred in the area until 1871 at which 175 hectares (430 acres) was set aside for public purposes. Limestone was quarried from the edge of the scarp to build many of Perth's civic buildings including the Town Hall and Supreme Court.

Mount Eliza contains a reservoir, Mount Eliza Reservoir,[2] which supplies the greater Perth CBD and surrounds, and is considered a part of West Perth for administrative purposes.

References

  1. ^ a b "Aboriginal Life". History. Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Western Australia. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  2. ^ "WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 16 July 1913. p. 12. Retrieved 3 February 2011.

External links

  • "The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia – Heritage Icons: March – Kings Park". Government of Western Australia. 2011-01-11. Retrieved 2011-02-09.

Coordinates: 31°57′32″S 115°50′28″E / 31.959°S 115.841°E / -31.959; 115.841


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