The name Yokine was derived from the Aboriginal word meaning native dog. The name was chosen because the area is close to Dog Swamp. Its post code is 6060.
Yokine was part of the grant originally allocated to TRC Walters in 1840. Western Australian Golf Limited owned Yokine from at least 1927 and subdivided a small portion of land near the golf course. Before World War II the only house in Yokine was at the eastern end of Royal Street. Yokine experienced a housing boom after the war and much of the area near the golf course was developed by the early 1950s. The southern area grew rapidly in the 1960s and by the late 1970s Yokine was almost completely developed.
Dog Swamp Shopping Centre is a major shopping centre, located in Yokine.
The shopping centre was first opened in 1967. Prior to being taken over by the Westpac Diversified Property Trust, the centre was owned by the Foodland Associated Limited Property Trust. As of September 2007, the shopping centre has a 100% occupancy rate.
Major retailers within the centre include: Woolworths, Flight Centre, Jetts Fitness, Subway and TAB.
Centro Flinders Shopping Centre is a shopping centre located in Yokine, adjacent to Dog Swamp Shopping Centre, owned by Centro Properties Group. Major retailers within the centre include: Coles Supermarkets, Bakers Delight, ANZ Bank, Liquorland, Yokine South Australia Post Office and City Farmers.
In 2014, the Dog Swamp Swamp Dogs entered the Street Roller Hockey League (SRHL) after it was announced that the league would be expanding to 28 teams making them the first and (currently) only franchise based in Yokine, Western Australia. The Swamp Dogs play the majority of their home games at ‘Swampy’s Wet Hole’ in Mt Lawley although due to the odd clash with local rivals from North Perth and Greater Mount Lawley can often be seen playing around the corner an ‘Swamp Log Forest’ in Morley.
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