Lesmurdie, Western Australia

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PerthWestern Australia
Perth Panorama from Lesmurdie Falls SMC.jpg
Panorama of Perth with the CBD on the horizon, taken from Lesmurdie Falls
Lesmurdie is located in Perth
Coordinates31°59′38″S 116°03′00″E / 31.994°S 116.050°E / -31.994; 116.050Coordinates: 31°59′38″S 116°03′00″E / 31.994°S 116.050°E / -31.994; 116.050
Population8,437 (2016 census)[1]
Location21 km (13 mi) from Perth, Western Australia
LGA(s)City of Kalamunda
State electorate(s)Kalamunda
Federal Division(s)Hasluck
Suburbs around Lesmurdie:
Maida Vale Kalamunda Kalamunda
Forrestfield Lesmurdie Walliston
Wattle Grove Wattle Grove Bickley

Lesmurdie is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Kalamunda. It was established in 1897 by Archibald Sanderson, a politician and journalist, who began buying properties in the area from the Canning Jarrah Timber Company to build up a rural retreat and fruit-growing property. He named it after Lesmurdie Cottage, a shooting box near Dufftown, Scotland that his father had rented. It was officially gazetted on 8 June 1959.[2][3]

It is viewed as being a rival suburb to the neighbouring suburb of Kalamunda directly to the north. The main access to the suburb from the Swan Coastal Plain is via Welshpool Road East, that snakes its way up the side of the Darling Scarp from the suburb of Wattle Grove. Lesmurdie can also be accessed from Kalamunda, Walliston, Carmel and Bickley, primarily through Canning Road.

The main road is Lesmurdie Road, which starts from the south as a T-junction with Welshpool Road and finishes at a roundabout intersection with Canning Road and Lesmurdie Road East. Important secondary roads include Falls Road, Grove Road, Glyde Road, Gladys Road, Sanderson Road and Pomeroy Road. The shopping centres in the area are the Lesmurdie Village on Sanderson Road and the Lesmurdie Road Shopping Centre on the corner of Rooth Rd and Lesmurdie Rd.

Lesmurdie has three high schools within its boundaries, the government operated Lesmurdie Senior High School as well as the privately operated Mazenod College for boys and St Brigid's College for girls. There are two government primary schools in Lesmurdie, Lesmurdie Primary School[4] and Falls Road Primary School[5] as well as a privately operated primary school at St Brigid's.

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lesmurdie (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 October 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – L". Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  3. ^ Grant, Donald (1988). "Sanderson, Archibald (1870–1937)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Lesmurdie Primary School – Endeavour". Lesmurdie Primary School. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Falls Road Primary School – Home". Falls Road Primary School. Retrieved 9 December 2020.