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Burswood is a developing entertainment area, home to the Crown Perth complex which features upscale boutiques, fine dining, casino gaming, and live comedy and theatre. The area’s thriving nightlife includes stylish martini bars and classic Aussie pubs. Sleek Perth Stadium hosts major sports matches, as well as big-name pop concerts. Nearby Burswood Park has popular walking and cycling trails along the Swan River.























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Burswood is an inner southeastern suburb of PerthWestern Australia, located immediately across the Swan River from Perth's central business district (CBD). Its local government area is the Town of Victoria Park. Burswood is the location of the State Tennis Centre, Perth StadiumBelmont Park Racecourse, and the Crown Perth casino and hotel complex.











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Trails Burswood riverside, Casino, Hotels, parks, Bridges, Stadium  
Spinway bike hire Burswood Transport: Bike Hire South 1km basement of Crown Towers 
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Crown Towers Perth Accommodation South 1km 
Burswood Park Park, trails and facilities  
Park map Map of stadium park  
Telethon Community Cinemas Burswood Outdoor Cinema S 1.6km open summer months 
City View Cafe F&D cafe on S.West 2nd flr views Panoramic views Swan river S.West 500m - stunning views - must book on event days 
Sensory Playground Optus Stadium Playground Children - night lights  SE 585 m, East bank entrance of Matagarup Bridge  
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History


Burswood developed as two separate entities – Burswood Island, and a southernmost part within the suburb of Victoria Park until the 1990s.

Henry Camfield, who emigrated from England to the Swan River Colony in 1829, with two indentured servants and their families, was granted 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of land opposite Claisebrook. Camfield named the estate after his father's farm, Burrswood, near Groombridge in Kent.

The area was a low-lying peninsula leading to a ridge and steep, sandy hill with scrubland beyond. The peninsula became Burrswood Island in 1841 when Burswood canal was cut to offer a more direct route to Guildford, which had previously been encumbered by mud flats. By this time, the land was earning income and Camfield let it to tenants until he sold it in 1871 when he was living at Camfield House. A statue of Henry Camfield is located in Burswood Park surrounding the entertainment complex today.

During the 1890s, the Bunbury Bridge and the Perth to Armadale railway line were built in the area. The current spelling of Burswood was a result of a misspelling on the station signage. Western Australia's first golf course (9-hole) was built at Burswood Island in 1895 – the clubhouse was a mud hut – and in 1899 a racecourse was also built. This was built by Albert Edmund Cockram and in 1902 it became the Belmont Park Racecourse. In 1906 Goodwood railway station, later renamed Belmont Park, opened.

From 1900 until 1943 there were two racecourses, Goodwood and Belmont Park. These were owned by Albert Edmund Cockram as was Burswood Island. He developed the racecourses and became the largest importer of thoroughbreds into Australia. The Western Australian Turf Club took over both in 1945 purchasing it from the estate of Albert Edmund Cockram and closed Goodwood.[5]

Efforts were made to establish a residential district at "Riversdale Estate", but the use of Burswood Island as part of a sewerage filtration system (1906-1934) and the existence of various light industries from the 1910s onward worked against development. Residents in the area requested a change of name and in 1921, the name Rivervale was adopted.

In 1985, the development of the Burswood Island Resort, including a casino, rehabilitated the name and the suburb was gazetted as Burswood in 1993, also including the residential area of Victoria Park south of Burswood Road.







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2019.07.13 Perth Liz Quay Street Food Festival Cosy on the Quay 2019.07 Cosy Street Food Fbk page WA Achievers - pics n Vid 
2019.07.14 Crawley Manchester United The Shed is Red Blue Boat House Fbk page Centra Ins - pics 
2019.07.07 Perth - North Walk the Park - Google SV Discovery walk, late sunny day, 12 pics and 1 sample vid Hyde Park Google Step Inside Hyde Park 
2019.07.03 Perth CBD F&D - winter light Festival Healthy burgers - yes its ture  Grill'd Brookfield Place fbk grp wa tourism 
2019.06.30 South perth Lunch - winter the sweet potato burger is out of this world  Health Freak Cafe South Perth  
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