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(sq km): 103 Number of Electors
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. Origin of the name
This suburb was one of the State Government's Group Settlement schemes which was implemented in the 1920s to alleviate unemployment. A school building was completed and was given the name 'Baldivis' - a name coined by local settlers after three ships that brought them to WA in 1922, the 'Balranald', the 'Diogenes' and the 'Jervis Bay'. The most coincidental item is that all three ships were built in the same place and in the same year. Also, all of the vessels made their maiden voyage to WA within six weeks of each other.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places. Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate
Baldivis *; Cooloongup *; Waikiki *; Wellard *
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one electorate.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.