Bus Station

The Kwinana Bus Station is located near the Kwinana Marketplace Shopping Centre, in Gilmore Avenue. There was previously a bus station located on the west side of Rockingham Road near the Thomas Road intersection. This was closed when the bus station moved to Gilmore Avenue which was extended to join Dixon Road in Rockingham in approximately 2000. The previous bus station has since been demolished. … Continue reading Bus Station

The Thomas family, early settlers

Captain John Thomas (son of John Foxon) was born in 1815 at Carmarthenshire in South Wales, and baptised in the name of John Thomas Foxon. When John Thomas senior and family went to London to sail with Peel, the Foxon family name was changed to Thomas; the indenture papers with Peel were signed using Thomas as the family name. Captain John’s grandmother’s maiden name was … Continue reading The Thomas family, early settlers

The Outdoor Swimming Pool became The Recquatic

The original outdoor swimming pool in Kwinana began construction in 1971 and was officially opened by Mayor Frank Baker on 4th March 1972. Its replacement, the Kwinana Recquatic, was finished in August 2002 with a selection of indoor heated pools, a supervised gym and cardio theatre as well as a diverse range of group fitness classes catering for all ages and levels. It also offers … Continue reading The Outdoor Swimming Pool became The Recquatic