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Coogee is a beach-side suburb on Cockburn Sound 18 kms south of Perth. The area is divided into North Coogee and Coogee, the former being west of Cockburn road and the latter residential land to the east. This division occurred sometime over last 30 years. Coogee also took a part of the Spearwood locality. The name comes from the nearby lake which was once called Lake Munster. Coogee is of Aboriginal origin and has been spelt as Koojee and Coojee


 
 
   
 
 

Coogee - Caravan Park Holiday Homes

This is Coogee Beach Caravan Park full of wonderful old and young holiday shacks, some little more than mere sheds, others are little sheds with caravans (which haven't moved in decades) attached. What a great family holiday place and right on the ocean. January 2010. Photos Ref: COOG001

 

Coogee - Caravan Park Holiday Homes

One of the more picturesque holiday homes in Coogee. Someone has gone to great lengths to make this place a colourful landmark. January 2010. Photos Ref: COOG002

 

Coogee - Caravan Park Holiday Homes

A row of holiday homes at Coogee. A colourful array and many bear interesting and sometimes humorous names, courtesy of their owners. October 2013. Photos Ref: COOG003

 

Coogee - Caravan Park Holiday Homes

This little shop provides basics for those taking holidays in their holiday homes and for passing motorists on Cockburn Road. October 2013. Photos Ref: COOG004

 

Coogee - South Fremantle Power Station

This is what remains of the South Fremantle power station on Robb Road in what is now North Coogee but used to be part of Spearwood, just a little north of the bit of Cockburn South known then and known now as Owen Anchorage. January 2010. Photos Ref: COOG005

 

Coogee - New Development

This land just south of the old power station is being redeveloped into what look like canal-side style homes. Here is one of the new canals with barren land either side. The current UBD street directory has loads of roads around here (which most exist) but thus far, no buildings. Much of this land has been reclaimed from the sea. January 2010. Photos Ref: COOG006

 

Coogee - New Development

Another image of the above development. January 2010. Photos Ref: COOG007

 

Coogee - Apartments on O'Connor Close

Off Rollinson Road, in fact that's the road the railway traverses in the picture, are these fine, brand-new apartment blocks just a stone's throw from the beach. August 2012. Photos Ref: COOG008

 

Coogee - Omeo Shipwreck on O'Connor Beach

A couple of hundred metres south of Catherine Point Groyne on C.Y. O'Connor Beach are the remains of this shipwreck. This was the vessel Omeo which ran aground here on 11 September 1905. August 2012. Photos Ref: COOG009

 

Coogee - Omeo Shipwreck on O'Connor Beach

This looks like the stern of what is left of the Omeo. This is made of metal, probably iron, and is being slowly eaten away by the ocean. You can see the old jetty supports behind the wreck. October 2013. Photos Ref: COOG010

 

Coogee - O'Connor and Horse Statue

Charles Yelverton O'Connor was probably the most visionary, gifted and prolific engineer that Western Australia ever had or ever will have. Due to mental illness, he rode his horse into the sea at this beach on the morning of 10th March 1902, then used his revolver to take his own life. This statue, about a hundred metres from shore, man and horse, is a memorial to Mr O'Connor. It is located just out from the Omeo wreck and was created by Tony Jones. August 2012. Photos Ref: COOG011

 

Coogee - O'Connor and Horse Statue

Another picture of the O'Connor statue this time at a lower tide and no birds. In the background is the northern section of Garden Island. October 2013. Photos Ref: COOG012

 

Coogee - Old Jetty on O'Connor Beach

This is a section of what remains of an old jetty which used to protrude into the ocean. It is right next to the Omeo wreck. August 2012. Photos Ref: COOG013

 

Coogee - Old Jetty on O'Connor Beach

The form of the old jetty is more clear in this picture. Old supports extend out in to the sea. Off to the right of picture, up near the horizon, the O'Connor statue is silhouetted against the afternoon sun. Centre on the horizon is Carnac Island. To the left of that is the northern part of Garden Island. October 2013. Photos Ref: COOG014

 

Coogee - Abattoir Chimney Stack

Right near the southern end of Robb Road (near McTaggart Cove) is this lone chimney stack towering above the landscape. It is heritage listed according to a plate attached to the bricks. This is all that is left of what was the Robb Jetty Abattoir. August 2012. Photos Ref: COOG015

 

Coogee - Abattoir Chimney Stack

A giddy view up of the old Robb Jetty Abattoir boiler house chimney. August 2012. Photos Ref: COOG016


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