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    By on September 27th, 2008 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments

    The quaint coastal resort town of Margaret River is located in the Augusta-Margaret River Shire, 283kms from Perth in the South-West Region of Western Australia. The region is known for its rich agricultural soils, hardwood forests and wineries. The major industries includes viticulture and wine production, dairy and beef cattle, sheep, horticulture, fishing, surfing and tourism.Margaret River was gazetted in 1913 as part of the State’s Group Settlement Scheme . The town lies on the banks of Margaret River near the Indian Ocean and was believed to be named by John Bussell(one of the first settlers in the area) in honor of Margaret Wyche, a family friend from England.