Jardee, Western Australia

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Western Australia
Jardee is located in Western Australia
Coordinates 34°16′59″S 116°07′01″E / 34.283°S 116.117°E / -34.283; 116.117Coordinates: 34°16′59″S 116°07′01″E / 34.283°S 116.117°E / -34.283; 116.117
Population 377 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1927
Postcode(s) 6258
Elevation 291 m (955 ft)
LGA(s) Shire of Manjimup
State electorate(s) Blackwood-Stirling
Federal Division(s) O'Connor

Jardee is a small town in the South West region of Western Australia. It is situated along the South Western Highway between Manjimup and Pemberton.

Originating as a railway siding named Jardanup which had been established in 1912 during the construction of the Bridgetown to Wilgarup railway line. Jardanup was the terminus built to service the No. 1 State Saw mill also built in 1912.

In 1920 the railway line spread during the visit of Edward Prince of Wales, (the future King Edward) derailing the royal train.[2] In most reports the location was identified as ten miles from Bridgetown[3]

The name of the town was changed to Jardee in 1925 as it was often confused with Dardanup and the town was gazetted in 1927.[4]

The name is a portmanteau of the Aboriginal word for the area Jardanup and the name of a historic property in the area Deeside.


  1. ^ Jardee Australian Bureau of Statistics
  2. ^ "The Prince's Railway Accident". The Narracoorte Herald. XXXXV, (4,589). South Australia. 13 July 1920. p. 3. Retrieved 8 October 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ "THE PRINCE OF WALES". Western Star And Roma Advertiser (5248). Queensland, Australia. 7 July 1920. p. 2. Retrieved 8 October 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – J". Retrieved 2011-03-25.