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Bicton

A Perth suburb lying east of Fremantle, bounded by Canning Highway and the Swan River, East Fremantle and Melville. Point Walter golf course and beach are prominent area attractions. The sand spit at the river protrudes into the river to such an extent that passing ferries have to navigate close to the far banks. Messrs Waylen, Cooper, Habgood and Duffield obtained separate land grants in the area in 1830. Bicton was the name of Duffield's property


 
 
   
 
 

Bicton - Point Walter

Point Walter on an unusually wet and windy October Sunday afternoon. This is the Walter's River Cafe on the foreshore. October 2010. Photos Ref: BICT001

 

Bicton - Point Walter

Looking east along the Point Walter river foreshore. You can see Walter's River Cafe off in the distance. October 2010. Photos Ref: BICT002

 

Bicton - Point Walter

People enjoying a bit of fishing from the Point Walter Jetty. The skies are looking very threatening. Across on the far river bank is Jutland Parade, Dalkeith. October 2010. Photos Ref: BICT003

 

Bicton - Point Walter

Another view across the choppy river. This is at the north-east end of Blackwall Reach. Over on the far river bank is Mosman Park. October 2010. Photos Ref: BICT004

 

Bicton - Point Walter

A popular attraction at Point Walter is this great sand spit which reaches far out into the middle of the river. It's a pleasant walk out to the end, even at high tide when parts of the spit are semi-submerged. This is a view from out on the river from a Captain Cook cruise boat en route from Perth to Fremantle. October 2010. Photos Ref: BICT005

 

Bicton - Point Walter

This is the 'land' end of the sand spit. Too windy to walk out any further today and rain is coming! October 2010. Photos Ref: BICT006

 

Bicton - Point Walter

Taken a few minutes after the photo above, the rain pelts down over Point Walter. October 2010. Photos Ref: BICT007

 

Bicton - Leopold Hotel

This grand building is the Leopold Hotel on the corner of Canning Highway and Point Walter Road. It was built in 1907 and apparently named after the King Leopold Range in the Kimberley. October 2010. Photos Ref: BICT008

 

Bicton - Primary School

The Bicton Primary School on Harris Road. This is the school's main entrance. The school was established in 1904. November 2013. Photos Ref: BICT009

 

Bicton - Primary School

One of the wings on the Bicton Primary School. This appears to be the pre-primary section. November 2013. Photos Ref: BICT010


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