Mundijong, Western Australia

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Mundijong
PerthWestern Australia
Paterson st Mundijong gnangarra.JPG
Paterson Street, Mundijong
Mundijong is located in Perth
Mundijong
Mundijong
Coordinates 32°17′02″S 115°58′23″E / 32.284°S 115.973°E / -32.284; 115.973Coordinates: 32°17′02″S 115°58′23″E / 32.284°S 115.973°E / -32.284; 115.973
Population 1,429 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 95/km2 (247/sq mi)
Established 1890s
Postcode(s) 6123
Area 15 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale
State electorate(s) Darling Range
Federal Division(s) Canning
Suburbs around Mundijong:
Oldbury Cardup Cardup
Oldbury Mundijong Whitby
Mardella Mardella Jarrahdale

Mundijong is an outer suburb of the Western Australian capital city of Perth.

Originally named Jarrahdale Junction, it was at the junction of the Rockingham-Jarrahdale line and the government railway line from Perth to Bunbury which was built in 1893.

At the 2011 census, Mundijong had a population of 1,429.[1]

A town grew up around the junction, and a timber depot which included a large planing mill was constructed. The town was first declared as "Manjedal" in 1893 as it was thought to be the Aboriginal name of the area. In 1897 this was found to be incorrect, and the name was changed to Mundijong.[2]

Mundijong also serves as a stop for the Australind train from Perth to Bunbury.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mundijong (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 October 2012.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – M". Retrieved 2007-05-25. 
Preceding station   Transwa Trains network   Following station
towards Perth
Australind
towards Bunbury