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(sq km): 21Number of Electors
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. Origin of the Name
In 1885, a visiting Sydney journalist explored the coastline as Scarborough and gave much publicity to the high qualities of the ocean beach. Encouraged by the publicity, some Perth land and estate agents investigated the possibilities of the area. Eventually the land was sold to a Patrick Callaghan of Melbourne in October 1892. Callaghan soon after, subdivided the land and sold a few of the blocks in Melbourne and although it is not known if he advertised the land as "Scarborough" it is possible to attribute the origin of the name to him. He named one of the streets in his subdivision Scarborough Road, later to become Drabble Road and it is believed the name of the suburb originated from this road. It is probably derived from the English seaside town of the same name.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places. Suburbs and Towns within the Electorate
Carine *; Doubleview *; Gwelup; Innaloo; Karrinyup *; North Beach *; Osborne Park *; Scarborough *; Trigg;
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one Electorate.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission.