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Rockingham, Australia

Rockingham is a city in Western Australia located 47km south of Perth. It has a population of 64,000 and forms the southernmost border of the Perth metropolitan area.

It was first surveyed in 1847, it was gazetted as a town in 1897.

In its early days, Rockingham was a busy port, shipping Jarrah and Sandalwood overseas.

The city fronts onto the sheltered waters of Cockburn Sound and is a popular holiday destination.