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There are 85 real estate agents servicing Garden Island and surrounds. In 2016 they sold properties. We have analysed all these Garden Island agents and on request within 24 hours we will send you a free, up-to-date report on their performance, sales track record and what fees you should pay. View report contents

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85 Garden Island Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

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The best Garden Island Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than the average Garden Island agents, of which there are approximately 85. We detail who these Garden Island agents are in our free report.

Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the real estate agency used that matters. With over 85 agents operating in the Rockingham council area servicing the Garden Island market and 32 agencies, vendors should only use those Garden Island agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Garden Island property.

While we can review agent performance right across the country, we suggest focusing on those individual real estate agents in Garden Island or the 6168 postcode and immediate surrounds.

Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Garden Island and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.

With Garden Island houses only selling on average every years and units every years, securing the best Garden Island real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

At the end of the day choosing the best Garden Island real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.

Suburb Overview

Garden Island is a slender island about ten kilometres long and one and a half kilometres wide, lying about 5 kilometres off the Western Australian coast, to which it is now linked by a man-made causeway.

Like Rottnest Island and Carnac Island, it is a limestone outcrop covered by a thin layer of sand accumulated during an era of lowered sea levels. The Noongar Indigenous Australians tell of walking to these islands in their Dreamtime.

At the end of the last ice age, the sea level rose, cutting the island off from the mainland. For the last seven thousand years the island has existed in relative isolation.

The Royal Australian Navy 's largest fleet base, Fleet Base West, also called HMAS Stirling, are located on the shores of Careening Bay, on the southeastern section of Garden Island, facing Cockburn Sound.

The island was marked but not named on Dutch maps in 1658, even though there were three Dutch ships in the area that year: the Waekende Boey under Captain S. Volckertszoon, the Elburg under Captain J. Peereboom and the Emeloort under Captain A. Joncke. However, it was outlined on the charts of the 'Southland', which were published after Willem de Vlamingh visited the region in 1697.

Jacques Felix Emmanuel, Baron Hamelin was the Captain of the Naturaliste one of three French ships that visited in 1801 to 1803. He named the island "Ile Buache" after Jean Nicolas Buache, a marine cartographer in Paris. The island was renamed "Garden Island" in 1827 by Captain James Stirling, who "prepared a garden and released a cow, two ewes and three goats in an area of good pasture with good water supply." It has been widely believed that Stirling chose the name "Garden Island" because he planted a garden there, but Statham-Drew notes that he used the name well before anything was planted there. She argues that it was so named because the shelter that it provides to Cockburn Sound was reminiscent of the way that the Isle of Wight, then known locally as the "Garden Isle", shelters the waters off Portsmouth.

Stirling returned to the area in 1829, claiming Garden Island as part of his grant of 100,000 acres, plus any livestock remaining from the previous visit. The first settlement of 450 people was named Sulphur Town. Sulphur Bay and Careening Bay were important anchorage and cargo disembarkation points for ships until 1897 when Fremantle's inner harbour was completed.

In 1907 Peet & Co subdivided eight-three blocks at Careening Bay. After World War I it became a holiday resort with wooden cottages erected at the bay. During World War II, gun batteries were located on Garden Island. These were part of an integrated coastal defence system for Fremantle Harbour facilities.

The biggest battery on Garden Island was the Scriven Battery, fitted with two breech-loading 9.2-inch MkX guns, similar to the Oliver Hill Battery on Rottnest Island. In 1943 building began on a complex of underground tunnels and rooms, included shell stores, magazines, pump chamber and power house, plotting room and command post, and battery observation posts. However, the threat of attack receded as the battery was completed. Resources were allocated elsewhere, and the battery and its guns were placed in reserve. The battery was decommissioned in 1963 and the guns scrapped.

During World War II Careening Bay Camp became a major training base for the secretive Services Reconnaissance Department, also commonly referred to as " Z Special Unit ". The base was officially known as the Special Boat Section and was used to train operatives in the advanced use of folboat folding kayaks as well as top secret British midget submarines such as the " Motorised Submersible Canoe ", " Welman " and " Welfreighter " submarines. SRD Parties staging out of Careening Bay Camp were sent on clandestine missions into Japanese-occupied territory.

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