Geraldton

What is Geraldton known for?


school medical

general practitioners now residing in Geraldton, including four general practitioners employed by the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS). Most of the GPs and resident specialists in Geraldton are involved in teaching Rural Clinical School medical students. Community services include: Aboriginal Medical Service, Community Drug Service Team, Community Health and Development Centre, Community Mental Health Team, Private diagnostic facilities include: Geraldton Radiology


service run

constructed—50 times more sensitive than any other radio instrument. Australia and southern Africa will each host different components of the SKA. Management of the facilities at the SKA is coordinated from the CSIRO offices and laboratories in Geraldton. Other The Australian Defence Satellite Communications Station (ADSCS) is located at Kojarena, inland near Geraldton. Transportation Geraldton has a public bus service run


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and Northampton (Northampton, Western Australia) railway opened *'''1883''' – Railways of New South Wales and Victoria meet at Albury (Albury, New South Wales) Brand was eventually sent back to Australia for further treatment, arriving in August, and was discharged as medically unfit in April 1942. He was re-mobilised in September, as an instructor with the 7th Battalion, Volunteer Defence Corps (Volunteer Defence Corps (Australia)), in Geraldton and was promoted to Warrant Officer

in January 1943. With the war effort beginning to wind down, Brand was discharged from the army in January 1945. The preferred habitat is swampy areas near the coast across southern Australia, from the vicinity of Geraldton in Western Australia southwards to Esperance, and in the east in coastal Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. ref name "floransw


important service

of Geraldton, http: www.gpa.wa.gov.au a major west coast seaport. Geraldton is an important service and logistics centre for regional mining, fishing, Western Rock Lobster, wheat, sheep and tourism industries. The Geraldton

, clinging to the western edge of Australia, facing west towards the Abrolhos Islands and Africa. Geraldton has a blend of the City opportunities with the feel and relaxed pace of a country town. Understand Geraldton is an important service and logistics centre for regional mining, fishing, Western Rock Lobster, wheat, sheep and tourism industries. The Geraldton CSIRO facility provides support services to the Square Kilometre Array project located 315 km northeast of Geraldton


providing education

in regional Western Australia. The student body has grown from 20 student places in 2001 to 180 enrolled students in 2010 undertaking a range of bridging and full degree programs. TAFE Durack Institute of Technology Durack Institute of Technology is a college of TAFE providing education, training programs and services to the community including school leavers, mature age students, industry corporate groups, international students, employers and those who study for their own


including water

Australia with a variety of activities available to visitors including water sports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, Stand Up Paddlesurfing, kayaking, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, boating and sailing. The Geraldton Visitor's Centrer in the Bill Sewell Complex, just north of the City centre on Chapman Road can provide additional information. Get in There is no current rail passenger service to Geraldton. By plane '''Geraldton airport (GET)''' is approximately 10km east of Geraldton. * Virgin Australia and QantasLink operate daily flights to and from Perth. By ship You could arrive in Geraldton via cargo ship or cruise liner. However that is the rarest mode of entry. Historically Geraldton was a stopping place for coastal steamers that would do the whole coastline of Western Australia. By car *By car you might take: - **Indian Ocean Drive -- (423km from Perth to Geraldton) This new road (completed in 2010) provides travellers between Perth and Geraldton a 30 minute shorter and more scenic route than the inland Brand Highway. From Perth, follow either Route 71 (coastal road) or Route 60 to Indian Ocean Drive along the coast to Dongara approximately 60km south of Geraldton where Indian Ocean Drive merges with the Brand Highway. Far less traffic, scenic coastal towns of Lancelin, Jurien Bay and Cervantes, ocean scenery and fewer large trucks on this route make for a more pleasant journey than the Brand Highway. **Brand Highway North from Perth (Perth (Western Australia)) for approximately 440km. It is the most direct route, with few towns along the route, however, the majority of the highway is only one lane in each direction, making overtaking of large trucks (B-Doubles, B-Triples and AB-Quads) Road Train extremely dangerous, particularly after dark. Overtaking after dark is not advised. **One older route coincides with the former Midland Railway line, travelling through Moora, Three Springs, Watheroo - old railway towns with shops and services. By bus TransWA operates a bus service between Perth and Geraldton, Limited local public buses run into and around Geraldton. Get around * '''By bus'''. Geraldton Bus Service runs every hour during daylight hours. * '''Walk''' Alternatively, you can use your feet, most of Geraldton is fairly flat and good for walking * '''By car'''. Car rental businesses including Avis and Hertz operate out of Geraldton. See There is a lot to see in Geraldton. * Maritime museum * The newly developed scenic Geraldton Foreshore in town with safe swimming beaches for everyone, cafes and retail shops nearby * Point Moore Lighthouse south of the city and nearby beaches (Beach at Point Moore for surf; Page's beach just north for flat water) * Back Beach, south of Point Moore for beginning surfers * HMAS Sydney Memorial * Houtman Abrolhos Islands - around 70km off the coast, day snorkelling and diving trips by boat, plane or helicopter. (day visits only) * Marine Terrace Markets (First and Last Sunday of the Month) * Saturday Markets 8-12 at Maitland Park * Sunday Markets at the Old Railway station on Chapman Road 8-12 Do *


distinctive style

; people. Wajarri country is inland from Geraldton and extends as far south and west as Mullewa, north to Gascoyne Junction and east to Meekatharra. The Aboriginal people of the Murchison-Gascoyne region were instrumental in assisting early settlers in the area in identifying permanent water sources, and worked in the pearling, pastoral and fishing industries. Yamatji art is a distinctive style of painting, using thousands of dots of ochre and other earth-based pigments to create patterns


training research

personal and professional development. Batavia Coast Marine Institute The Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI), a subsidiary of Durack Institute of Technology, is a training, research and development facility located at Separation Point in Geraldton. BCMI offers coursework in Aquaculture, Aquaponics, Conservation & Land Management, Coxswain, Master Class V, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Marine Engine Driving Grade 1&2,Laboratory Sciences, Sustainability, Marine VHF


service+team

general practitioners now residing in Geraldton, including four general practitioners employed by the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS). Most of the GPs and resident specialists in Geraldton are involved in teaching Rural Clinical School medical students. Community services include: Aboriginal Medical Service, Community Drug Service Team, Community Health and Development Centre, Community Mental Health Team, Private diagnostic facilities include: Geraldton Radiology


events leading

thumb right UWA Centre Albany. (Image:Albany UWA Centre.jpg) The University established a UWA Albany Centre (Albany Post Office) in 1999 to meet rural education needs. In 2005, Curtin University of Technology joined UWA in Albany to provide additional course offerings to the local rural community. UWA Albany offers postgraduate coursework and research programmes through the Institute for Regional Development and the Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management. The UWA Rural Clinical School provides year-long rural placements for fifth-year medical students in Albany (Albany, Western Australia), Derby, Broome, Port Hedland, Karratha, Geraldton, Bunbury, Narrogin, Esperance, and Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Additionally, the University is involved in the Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health in Geraldton. ***Newman (Newman, Western Australia) (Newman Airport) ***Geraldton (Geraldton Airport) ***Paraburdoo (Paraburdoo Airport) *Gawler, South Australia – Lieutenant-Colonel George Gawler *Geraldton, Western Australia – Charles Fitzgerald *Harvey, Western Australia – Sir John Harvey (John Harvey (governor)) RN DATE OF BIRTH 28 November 1935 PLACE OF BIRTH Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia DATE OF DEATH 29 May 2010 *Esperance (Esperance, Western Australia) *Geraldton (Mahomets (Mahomets Flats, Western Australia) Back Beach, Sunset Beach (Sunset Beach, Western Australia)) *Gnaraloo (Tombstones) **Kimberley, including Broome (Broome, Western Australia) and Kununurra (Kununurra, Western Australia); **Mid West, including Geraldton, Carnarvon (Carnarvon, Western Australia) and Exmouth (Exmouth, Western Australia); **Pilbara, including Port Hedland (Port Hedland, Western Australia) and Karratha (Karratha, Western Australia); *RAAF Marine Section Fremantle, Fremantle (Fremantle, Western Australia), Western Australia. *RAAF Marine Section Geraldton, Geraldton, Western Australia. *RAAF Marine Section Groote Island, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory. The year 1982, opened with ''Bagley'' operating in the western Indian Ocean and in the Arabian Sea. That deployment lasted until late January when she made a port visit to Mombasa, Kenya, before heading back to the Far East. On that journey, she took a very circuitous route, visiting the Australian port of Geraldton, Diego Garcia Island, and Penang in Malaysia, before returning to Subic Bay in mid-April. Late in April and early in May, ''Bagley'' took part in readiness exercises carried out near Guam in company with ''Constellation'', USS ''Midway'' (CV-41) (USS Midway (CV-41)) and USS ''Ranger'' (CV-61 (USS Ranger (CV-61)). At the conclusion of those evolutions on 8 May, the frigate set a course, via Hawaii, to the west coast and reentered San Diego on 23 May. After the customary month of post-deployment leave and upkeep, ''Bagley'' resumed normal training duty in California waters and remained so occupied for the rest of the year. *'''1871''' – Tasmania – Deloraine (Deloraine, Tasmania) to Launceston (Launceston, Tasmania) railway opened as broad gauge, converted to narrow gauge in 1888 *'''1879''' – Western Australia – narrow gauge Geraldton and Northampton (Northampton, Western Australia) railway opened *'''1883''' – Railways of New South Wales and Victoria meet at Albury (Albury, New South Wales) Brand was eventually sent back to Australia for further treatment, arriving in August, and was discharged as medically unfit in April 1942. He was re-mobilised in September, as an instructor with the 7th Battalion, Volunteer Defence Corps (Volunteer Defence Corps (Australia)), in Geraldton and was promoted to Warrant Officer in January 1943. With the war effort beginning to wind down, Brand was discharged from the army in January 1945. The preferred habitat is swampy areas near the coast across southern Australia, from the vicinity of Geraldton in Western

Geraldton

'''Geraldton''' is a coastal city in the Mid West region (Mid West (Western Australia)) of Western Australia, located north of Perth.

At the 2011 census (Census in Australia#2011), Geraldton had a population of 35,749. Geraldton is the seat of government for the local government area (LGA), the City of Greater Geraldton, which also incorporates the town of Mullewa and large rural areas previously forming the shires of Greenough (Shire of Greenough) and Mullewa (Shire of Mullewa).

The city is home to the Port of Geraldton, http: www.gpa.wa.gov.au a major west coast seaport. Geraldton is an important service and logistics centre for regional mining, fishing, Western Rock Lobster, wheat, sheep and tourism industries. The Geraldton CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) facility provides support services to the Square Kilometre Array project located 315 km northeast of Geraldton. The Australian Army 2nd Division (2nd Division (Australia)), 13th Brigade Reserve Response Force (13th Brigade (Australia)) maintains a presence and depot in central Geraldton. Geraldton has a Sister City relationship with Zhejiang, China.

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