The suburb of Lockridge derives its name from a Swan valley property owned by the Hamersley family. The Hamersley's, a prominent colonial family owned a number of properties, and resided at Pyrton in what is now Eden Hill. Part of the Lockridge land became Pyrton Estate which the government developed for soldier settlement in the 1920's. The residential development in Lockridge was commenced by the State Housing Commission in 1969 when it purchased 240 acres for the purpose.
Life in Lockridge
Lockridge is in the City of Swan local government area and at the 2016 Australian Census had a population of 3,467. Local amenities include Rosher Park, Kiara College and Lockridge Primary School, and the Alice Daveron Community Centre.