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Real Estate Applecross

History
Scottish businessman and pioneer Alexander Matheson developed this area as part of the Melville Water Park Estate in 1896 and named it Applecross to remind him of his home village in Scotland. Applecross is one of the earliest suburbs in the City of Melville area and was promoted as an elite area. Active during this early period was the old Coffee Point Shipyards and the Canning Bridge settlement.

Following the release of blocks in Attadale in 1896, half-acre lots were advertised in Applecross for "gentelemen's residences" for those who had made their fortunes on the Goldfields. Development was slow and clustered at the western end of Canning Bridge (built 1849) extending along the Canning River. Before European settlement the Applecross area was part of the Wadjuk Beeliar people's culture region and not only was esteemed on the fishing and shellfish available but had spiritual significance for them. The area bounded by present day Heathcote was of special significance. Applecross contains some of the early listed precincts, Heathcote complex, Applecross Primary School, Old Distric Hall (now Tivoli Theatre) and the former Canning Bridge Hotel (built c.1896) now the Raffles Hotel. This hotel is one of the most significant places in the social history of the City of Melville; here were held meeting instigating independent local government for Melville from 1897 to 1899. There are a number of community services, halls, clubs - both sporting and social . The Applecross and Canning Bridge jetties were of great significance to generations of early inhabitants, the ferries being the only direct means of transport for workers travelling to and from Perth...



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