Wandi, Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia
|Population||782 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Kwinana|
The suburb is zoned Special Rural, which prevents the loss of trees from clearing. The area is mainly divided into 5 acre lots. The land of Wandi is bushland, and some of it is part of the Jandakot Regional Park.
The Western boundary is the Kwinana Freeway. Market gardens in the western area bounded by the freeway and Lyon Road are being developed into a residential area name Honeywood.
The suburb is approximately 27 km from Perth city.
Wandi was named after a highly regarded Aboriginal stockman, who drove northwest cattle from Robb Jetty to nearby holding paddocks as well as driving sheep into paddocks around Cockburn Sound. For the first four decades of the twentieth century Wandi worked for Anchorage Butchers, owned by Copley, Atkinson and Negus. For at least some of this time, Wandi lived in the racing quarters of George Atkinson's South Fremantle home, working the many racehorses he owned. Wandi died in 1955 at the age of 76.
A rare, and possibly the last, chuditch or western quoll (Dasyurus geoffroii ), an endangered carnivorous marsupial not seen in the Perth area for nearly twenty years, was caught by a rabbit trap in Wandi in March 2009.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wandi (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
- Bryan Atkinson, pers. comm. 30 October 2012
- Death entry for Wandi Dixon, Western Australian Online Index, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx
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