Preston Point

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Preston Point (Niergarup in Noongar) is a small point in the Swan River, Western Australia. It is located in the Perth bordering the suburbs of East Fremantle, and Bicton about 12 km (7.5 mi) south west of the city centre. On the other side of the river is Rocky Bay and the suburbs of North Fremantle and Mosman Park.

It was named by Sir James Stirling in 1827 after Lieutenant William Preston.

Prior to European settlement, the area was known to the Noongar indigenous people as Niergarup, and was an important ceremonial and camping area.[1]

Coordinates: 32°01′37″S 115°45′43″E / 32.027°S 115.762°E / -32.027; 115.762

References

  1. ^ "Aboriginal History in the City of Melville". City of Melville. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2015.


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