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(sq km): 4,001 Number of Electors
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. Origin of the Name
The townsite of Collie is located in the south west agricultural region, 202 kilometres south south east of Perth, and about 50 kilometres east of Bunbury. It is situated on the Collie River after which it is named. The river, which rises in the Darling Range and flows into Leschenault Estuary near Bunbury, is named after Dr Alexander Collie. Collie, a Royal Navy surgeon, and Lt. William Preston of HMS Sulphur, explored this country and discovered the river in 1829, and Captain James Stirling, the Lieutenant Governor, named it in Collie's honour. Collie was appointed the first Resident Magistrate at Albany in 1831, was later appointed Colonial Surgeon, and died at Albany in 1836.
The townsite of Preston is located in the south west agricultural region, 228 km south of Perth and 18 km from Donnybrook in the Preston River valley. It derives its name from the river on which it is located, which was named in honour of Lieutenant William Preston RN, its discoverer along with Dr Alexander Collie in November 1829.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places. Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate
Allanson; Argyle; Australind *; Beelerup; Boyanup; Brazier; Brookhampton; Buckingham; Burekup; Capel; Cardiff; Charley Creek; Collie; Collie Burn; Crooked Brook; Dardanup; Dardanup West; Donnybrook; Eaton; Elgin; Ferguson; Forrest Beach; Gelorup *; Glen Mervyn; Gwindinup; Harris River; Henty; Kirup; Lowden; Ludlow *; Lyalls Mill; Millbridge; Muja; Mumballup; Mungalup; Newlands; Noggerup; North Boyanup; Palmer; Paradise; Paynedale; Peppermint Grove Beach; Picton East; Preston Settlement; Queenwood; Roelands; Shotts; Stirling Estate *; Stratham *; The Plains; Thomson Brook; Upper Capel; Waterloo; Wellington Forest; Wellington Mill; Wilga West; Worsley; Yabberup; Yourdamung Lake
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one Electorate.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.