Daviot Park History
Steeped in history, ‘Daviot Park’ really does have a story to tell...
With access to the Swan River critical to early settlers for water and transport, land across the Swan colony was originally divided up into long tracts of land with short river frontage known as ‘ribbon grants’.
‘Daviot Park’ formed part of the southern half of a ribbon grant known as ‘Swan Location K’ issued by the then Governor and Commander in Chief, James Stirling.
The original allocation of land constituted 4388 acres and was first granted to Robert Ansell Partridge in 1829.
Walter Boyd Andrews bought the southern half of the land, some 2194 acres, from Robert Partridge shortly after in 1830.Walter christened the property ‘Daviot Park’ in honour of his mother-in-law born in Daviot, a small town located near Inverness, Scotland.
The Andrews family set about establishing the land as quality grazing country for cattle and sheep. He died in 1842 and the land was transferred to his son, Walter Boyd Tate Andrews.
George Walpole Leake purchased ‘Daviot Park’ in 1868. A prominent solicitor, George Leake held the posts of Crown Solicitor and Acting Attorney General while his eldest son George Leake went on to become the third Premier of Western Australia.
After almost two decades of Leake family ownership, Bernard Duffy purchased ‘Daviot Park’in 1886 transforming it into a market garden and profitable dairy farm. It was also during this time a quaint settler’s cottage was built.
The property was later sold to John Bestry in 1926. While over the years the cottage fell into disrepair and ruin, the Bestry family kindly rescued it from an impending demolition order restoring it to its present condition.
‘Bestry Cottage,’ as it is now known, is an early settler landmark of historical significance that takes pride of place within the ‘Daviot Park’ estate.
About The Estate
‘Daviot Park’ is located in the well established suburb of Gwelup and Carine, on Old Balcatta Road within the vibrant City of Stirling.
Stage One of this Four Stage (129 lot) estate features 31 generous sized lots now available with many boasting picturesque parkland views.
Boundary fencing and front landscaping incentives apply. Stage One lots are zoned for development with some restrictive covenants applying. Stage One Titles are now available.
Contact Landwest with your bank pre-approval letter and $5000 deposit to secure your ‘Daviot Park’ lot today.
Phone: 0402 283 911