Shenton Park, Western Australia
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Shenton Park is a suburb of
Perth Perth () is the list of Australian capital cities, capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia (WA). It is Australia's list of cities in Australia by population, fourth-most populous city, with a population of 2.1 mi ...

Perth
, Western Australia, located within the
City of Nedlands The City of Nedlands is a local government area A local government area (LGA) is an administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, firs ...
and
City of Subiaco City of Subiaco is a Local government areas of Western Australia, local government area of Western Australia. It covers an area of approximately 7 km² in inner western metropolitan Perth and lies about 3 km west of the Perth central ...
and west of the
central business district A central business district (CBD) is the commercial and business center of a city. It contains commercial space and offices. In larger cities, it is often synonymous with the city's "financial district". Geographically, it often coincides with ...
. Its postcode is 6008. The suburb is named after the park that it contains,
Shenton Park Shenton is a hamlet in Leicestershire, lying about two miles south-west of Market Bosworth. The hamlet is included in the civil parish of Sutton Cheney and is part of Hinckley and Bosworth District. Shenton was formerly a chapelry and town ...
, which was named after
George Shenton Sir George Shenton (4 March 1842 – 29 June 1909) was a prominent businessman in colonial Colonial or The Colonial may refer to: * Colonial, of, relating to, or characteristic of a colony or colony (biology) Architecture * American colonial ...

George Shenton
who originally owned the land that is now the suburb of Shenton Park.


Facilities

On the western side is
Shenton College Shenton College is a Public school (government funded), public Mixed-sex education, co-educational Selective school, partially selective Secondary education#Australia, high school, located in Shenton Park, Western Australia, Shenton Park, a subu ...
, a purpose-built high school established in 2000, a teaching and rehabilitation hospital which includes a health science campus of
Curtin University of Technology Curtin University (formerly known as Curtin University of Technology and Western Australian Institute of Technology) is an Australian public research university #REDIRECT Public university #REDIRECT Public university #REDIRECT Public university ...
, two private hospitals, the
University of Western Australia The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a public research university in the Australian state of Western Australia. The university's main campus is in Perth, the state capital, with a secondary campus in Albany, Western Australia, Albany an ...

University of Western Australia
Shenton Field Station, offices of numerous health advocacy associations and depots and processing plants associated with the
Water Corporation Water Corporation is the principal supplier of water, wastewater and drainage services throughout the state of Western Australia. It is the seventh successive agency to deal with the services in Perth, Western Australia. With offices in Perth ...
and various councils. The eastern side is almost entirely residential, with a small commercial area on Onslow Road, a primary school and several churches and halls.


Hospital

During an outbreak of
smallpox Smallpox was an infectious disease An infection is the invasion of an organism's body Tissue (biology), tissues by Pathogen, disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host (biology), host tissues to the infectious ...

smallpox
in 1893, the colonial government set up an isolation tent hospital in the bush at Shenton Park. The facility was home to the Rehabilitation Services and Spinal Unit of Royal Perth Hospital. The hospital has since closed.


Transport

Shenton Park is divided by the
Fremantle railway line The Fremantle railway line is a suburban rail service in Western Australia that connects the central business district of Perth with Fremantle. History The railway on which the service runs opened on 1 March 1881 as the first suburban railway ...
and is served by the
Shenton Park railway station Shenton Park railway station (officially Shenton Park Station) is a commuter railway station in Shenton Park, Western Australia, Shenton Park, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. The station is on the Fremantle railway line, which is part of ...
, the
CircleRoute The CircleRoute is a pair of circular bus routes operated by Transperth through Perth's suburbs. History The CircleRoute was introduced in two stages. On 16 February 1998 the first stage of the CircleRoute commenced operating between Fremantle ...
and numerous bus routes.


Media

The suburb is the base of ''
Post Newspapers Post Newspapers comprises the four editions of a community newspaper covering a group of Western suburbs (Perth), western suburbs in Perth, Western Australia. History The Post Newspapers group was established as the ''Subiaco Post'' by reporter ...
'', in Onslow Road, a weekly newspaper that is distributed in Perth's western suburbs.


Birds and wildlife

Birds such as
laughing kookaburra The laughing kookaburra (''Dacelo novaeguineae'') is a bird in the kingfisher subfamily Halcyoninae. It is a large robust kingfisher with a whitish head and a brown eye-stripe. The upperparts are mostly dark brown but there is a mottled light-b ...
, red-tailed black-cockatoo,
long-billed corella The long-billed corella or slender-billed corella (''Cacatua tenuirostris'') is a cockatoo native to Australia, which is similar in appearance to the little corella. This species is mostly white, with a reddish-pink face and forehead, and has a lo ...
,
lorikeets Loriini is a tribe (biology), tribe of small to medium-sized arboreal parrots characterized by their specialized brush-tipped tongues for feeding on nectar of various blossoms and soft fruits, preferably berries. The species form a monophyletic ...

lorikeets
,
Australian pelican The Australian pelican (''Pelecanus conspicillatus'') is a large waterbird in the family Pelican, Pelecanidae, widespread on the inland and coastal waters of Australia and New Guinea, also in Fiji, parts of Indonesia and as a Vagrancy (biology) ...

Australian pelican
,
black swan The black swan (''Cygnus atratus'') is a large waterbird A water bird, alternatively waterbird or aquatic bird, is a bird that lives on or around water. In some definitions, the term ''water bird'' is especially applied to birds in freshwater ...

black swan
among others can frequently be seen in the suburb especially at
Jualbup Lake Lake Jualbup, formerly the Shenton Park Lake, is a freshwater lake located in Perth, Western Australia. Description The lake is contained within Shenton Park, a parkland in the suburb of Shenton Park, Western Australia, Shenton Park, bounde ...
. The Lake is also home to long neck turtles and motorbike frogs. The bushland near Shenton College is home to indigenous bats with purpose built bat boxes in an effort to protect them from non-indigenous birds.


Animal welfare

Shenton Park has two animal welfare organisations opposite each other on Lemnos Street: the Dogs' Refuge Home and the Cat Haven.


References

{{Perth western suburbs Suburbs of Perth, Western Australia Suburbs in the City of Nedlands, * Suburbs in the City of Subiaco, * Shenton Park, Western Australia