The name Canning first appears in a reference to “Canning River” when an allocation of 250,000 acres (approximately 100,000 hectares) of land was made in 1828 to Thomas Peel.

The Canning River is named after George Canning, a British statesman and the Prime Minister in 1827. It continues in the names of Cannington, Canning Highway, Canning Vale and City of Canning.

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