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(sq km): 111 Number of Electors
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. Origin of the Name
Bunbury is named in honour of Lieutenant Henry William St. Pierre Bunbury (1812-1875) of the 21st Fusiliers. Bunbury carried out explorations in this area in 1836, and in a book of his letters and papers published in 1930 he wrote of Bunbury " A township has been formed, or at least laid down on the maps, comprising the southern promontory and part of the north beach at the entrance of Port Leschenault Inlet, which the Governor named "Bunbury" in compliment to me ..." In 1830 Lt Governor Stirling caused a military station to be established at Port Leschenault under the command of Lt McLeod, but it only lasted six months. Bunbury township was mentioned in the Government Gazette in 1839, but lots in the town were not surveyed until 1841, and these were declared open for selection in March 1841.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places. Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate
Bunbury; Carey Park; College Grove; Dalyellup; Davenport; East Bunbury; Gelorup *; Glen Iris; Pelican Point; Picton; South Bunbury; Stirling Estate *; Stratham *; Usher; Vittoria; Withers
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one Electorate.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.