Tonights sunset @ Coogee Beach.

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The suburb takes its name from the lake, Lake Coogee, in the area, which translates to "Body of water" in the native Aboriginal Nyoongar language. Originally this lake was named Lake Munster after Prince William, the Earl of Munster, and later King William IV. The aboriginal name Kou-gee was recorded in 1841 by Thomas Watson and has been variously spelt Koojee, Coojee and Coogee.

The first European settlement in the region occurred with the ill-fated settlement by Thomas Peel at the Clarence townsite behind Woodman Point in 1829. The townsite being abandoned in 1831. Settlement of the area commenced in the 1870s around Lake Coogee on Rockingham Road (the first road between Fremantle and Rockingham).

The current residential area of Coogee commenced development in the 1980s. Previously it was an area of limestone ridge, small rural lots and market gardens in the west and south portions of the current suburb. Denser residential devevelopment was limited to a small area in the northwest of the current suburb about Beach Road and King Street. That area was better known as the locality of Coogee Beach. Some buildings still standing in that area date back to the nineteenth century.

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Comments (96)

ASY photos on December 11, 2013

Beautiful works! LIKE + FAVORITE!

Best regards


pere oliver on January 3, 2014

hola bonita la puesta de sol like saludos Pedro

Gyula Kaszás on January 15, 2014


Bach Quatre on January 21, 2014

Excelente foto. Like.

Saludos, Ernesto.

Martin Romero on January 21, 2014

Absolutly beautyfull picture, nice job ¡. Greetings and best regards, _Martin Romero**_

Cindy Breen on January 21, 2014

Gerhard , Many thanks for the YSL

Best wishes to you..Marion

Ho Thi Duc Tu. on January 25, 2014

Merveilleuse photo. L + F Duc Tu.

brian gillman on February 7, 2014

Superlative! L&F.

Best wishes, Brian.

Corey Coyle on February 19, 2014

Very Beautiful Picture!!!


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Big Happy Greetings from the Land of Cold and Snow!!

Corey Coyle

Martin Bring on May 18, 2014

Another great sunset! This one is moodier than most..

Very nice. L+F



Bram van Broekhoven on May 18, 2014

Beautiful sunset and clouds, wonderful colors and photo Like & Fav

Greetings, Bram

Puna on June 25, 2014

Excellent Shot good composition like.

Panov_Nikolay on August 30, 2014

Замечательное фото. Очень красиво. Like. С наилучшими пожеланиями, Николай.

Cindy Breen on August 31, 2014

Thank you very much everyone I appreciate the visits and LIKES and YS Best wishes to all. Marion :-))

Blottiaux. pascal on September 10, 2014

Excellente ... Couleurs superbes ...composition réussie ... LK + F .

Cordialement .


Steve Lewis on July 10

Amazing sunset and great shot, LIKE, All the best, steve

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Cindy Breen
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 13, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Cindy Breen
    • Taken on 2013/10/13 18:49:47
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO1250
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash