Manypeaks is a town located 434 km south-east of Perth and 38 km north-east of Albany in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. The township is on the South Coast Highway close to the intersection with Howie Road. The closest towns to Manypeaks are both on the South Coast highway and are Albany to the south-west and Wellstead to the east. The town lies close to the three lakes of the Lake Pleasant View System Important Bird Area.[2]

History

The government of Western Australia first developed the area in 1949 as part of the Many Peaks Land Settlement project and established the townsite. The name Manypeaks was taken from the distinctive peak of Mount Manypeaks that is situated about 10 km from the townsite. The town was gazetted in 1951.[3]

References

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Manypeaks (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 July 2007.
  2. ^ BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Pleasant View System. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/08/2011.
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – M". Retrieved 4 August 2008.