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Applecross is a riverside suburb of Perth, Western Australia, bounded by Canning Highway and the Swan River. It is located within the City of Melville.














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The suburb of Applecross takes its name from the Applecross peninsula in Wester Ross, Highland, on the northwest coast of Scotland. Many of the streets in the suburb have names from the area, including Carron, Gairloch, Ullapool, Kintail, Strome, Ardross, Alness, Kishorn, Glenelg, Duncraig, Dunvegan, Killilan and Roskhill.[2]

The suburb of Applecross was originally assigned to Lionel Lukin on 28 May 1830. The land was finally acquired by Alexander Matheson, second son of Sir Alexander Matheson, 1st Baronet of Lochalsh, in February 1896. Matheson formed the Western Australian Investment Company Limited and instigated and named the subdivision of the area.

A distinguishing feature of the suburb is the jacaranda trees that line its streets and flower in the late spring. In keeping with this theme, Applecross is home to an annual Jacaranda festival in late November.






Landmarks

A number of well known landmarks and facilities are in Applecross. These include:
Raffles Hotel and apartments at Coffee Point

The former Heathcote Hospital - used for mental health services from 1929 to 1994. Now used as a community recreation facility. 

The site also features a memorial to the actor Heath Ledger. Point Heathcote was named after Midshipman G.C. Heathcote. Captain James Stirling landed at the location in his 1827 expedition up the Swan River, and the site was seriously considered by Stirling as an alternative to the Perth site when establishing the Swan River Colony in 1829.





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Applecross 
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Name & URLTheme / FeaturesDistance from Heathcote reservedate yy.mm / comment
Majestic Lookout Applecross Lookout riverside 1200m West along the trail 2019.05.26 drafted 
Master Index WA Tourism Master Index WA Tourism   
Canning Bridge Station Transport: Train station - North - South S.West 1400m  
Applecross Jetty Jetty / out point views West 900m google map only 
Raffles Hotel Hotel riverside S.East 1000m google map 
South Perth Yacht Club Yacht club - private - social members welcome N.East 400m  
Coffee Point Reserve Riverside walk views East 400m  
Heathcote Pirate Playground Play station / Family Picnic zone N.West 100m google map only 
BWG Steakhouse Steakhouse hill top views North 100m google map link 
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Crawley Bayside river 4km West of Perth CBD 2019.05.29 drafted 
Applecross Riverside S.East 5kms 2019.05 drafted 
Mill Point Swan river: 1.5km South Major Icons: 1st bridge to city in 1960, many interesting Icons and history  2019.02 10 items within 1km reach 
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Kings Park: 1km West 16 sq kms of Botanical gardens bushland, mountain views across the city and Swan river  2019.02 20 items up to date 
Como Riverside: outdoors / biking 2019.05.13 drafted 
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Event date / locationEvent typeTitle / summaryVenue / hostPublication link
2021.02 Rottnest Island Thrill ride: Jet Boat extreme fun Thrill boat ride fbk grp wa tourism - video 
2020.11.14 Applecross Swan river twilight sunset sail  free outings with members South of Perth Yacht Club fbk page - pic vid 
2020.09.25 Perth cbd swan rover new floating pub  The Raft fbk page 
2020.10.27 South Perth day adventure History the tram  Ferry Tram Museum fbk group wa tourism 
2020.10.03 South Perth Sunset river walk  Mindeerup Piazza fbk page pics  
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