History of Mandurah, WA


Quickly developing belt city on the southern edge of Perth

Mandurah began as a little, confined settlement toward the south of Perth. It wasn’t until the 1950s that it began to develop and today it is a suburbanite belt city for individuals working in Pinjarra, Kwinana and Perth. As of late it has likewise become a significant retirement objective. Being just 70 km south of Perth it is a mainstream jet-setter objective with its essential allure lying in fishing, crabbing and sailing.

Area of Mandurah

Mandurah is found 70 km south of Perth by means of the Kwinana Freeway.


Birthplace of Name

The primary European pioneer in the zone, Thomas Peel, named Mandurah after a neighborhood Binjareb word ‘mandjar’ which most likely signified ‘meeting spot’ or ‘exchanging place’. There is another conceivable significance which is that the town’s name originates from ‘mandjoogoordap’ which signifies ‘meeting spot of the heart’.


Things to See and Do


Foreshore Heritage Walk


Integral to the allure of Mandurah is the great Foreshore walk. It very well may be taken whenever and, normally beginning at the Mandurah Visitor Center, it can incorporate a stroll around Administration Bay and Mandjar Bay; a stroll through Hall Park to the strange War Memorial figure and Halls Cottage; a chance to respect the eight craftsmanships around the foreshore (see https://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/ -/media/Files/CoM/Whats-On/Arts-and-Culture/Public-Art-Trail-Mandurah-City.pdf for the all out workmanship experience) and a lot of chances to have an excursion and simply appreciate the appeal of the region.

Specifically compelling is a free relaxed hour-long strolling visit which is hung on Fridays and Saturdays at 11.00 am. The visit begins at the Mandurah Visitor Center and completes at the Mandurah Community Museum. The Foreshore Heritage Walk ranges over Mandurah’s indigenous history, neighborhood spots of intrigue, pioneer families, and network craftsmanship establishments. For more data and booking look at https://www.visitmandurah.com/foreshore-legacy walk-visit free.


Mandurah Community Museum


Situated at 3 Pinjarra Road close to the extension, the Mandurah Community Museum recounts to the account of Mandurah through photos and memorabilia. It covers indigenous history just as European history by means of oral accounts of local people. The historical center incorporates such entrancing pieces as a foot-driven dental specialist’s drill and the yacht Canopus which was the last payload conveying pontoon that took ranch produce to Perth. It later turned out to be important for the neighborhood fishing and the fish canning industry and was at long last utilized as a component of one of the main vacationer situated organizations in the district.


Halls Cottage


Situated at 7 Leighton Place, Halls Cottage was implicit 1833, reestablished in 1975, and is a fascinating case of the most punctual homes in the zone. The National Estate register records that “This vernacular bungalow is worked of nearby limestone with a high hipped rooftop and two verandas, front and back. The inside dividers are made of harsh untrimmed limestone squares and rubble held together by lime mortar and lime wash. The inside highlights pit-sawn wood planks, and open chimneys. The structures is commonplace of the period. The Historical Society has a valuable sheet on the cabin. The first proprietor, Henry E. Lobby, was the primary individual to build up a fishing industry in the Mandurah locale.” It is open Sundays 10.00 am – 3.00 pm, tel: (08) 9581 2292.


Christ Church and Grave of Thomas Peel


Situated at the intersection of Pinjarra Road and Sholl Street is Christ Church which was sanctified in 1871 in spite of the fact that the presence of an Anglican Church in the locale returns to 1829. The prior chapel, a bramble cottage possessed by Thomas Peel and known as Peel’s Chapel, was obliterated by fire in 1869. The graveyard in the grounds encompassing the congregation incorporates the grave of Thomas Peel who is perceived the primary European pilgrim in the area. Close to the congregation is the anchor from the James Service which was destroyed off the coast on 31 July 1878 with the death toll, all things considered, and group. A significant number of the bodies which were appeared on the sea shores in the territory are covered in the congregation burial ground. The Heritage Council notes of the structure “The congregation was worked from neighborhood limestone and now has an orange tiled rooftop. The first church was rectangular with a patio at the west entryway. An opening was incorporated with the east divider to outline the passage to a proposed chancel and safe-haven, which were not worked until 1955-1956. As of now the first shingled rooftop was overlaid with tiles to coordinate that of the new expansions. An expansion was included the mid 1990s. There is a carob tree on the site that is recorded on the Significant Tree Register.”


Different Attractions in the Area


Fishing and Crabbing


Mandurah has the absolute best fishing close to Perth, especially around the offshire reefs. Mandurah is otherwise called ‘Crab City’ as the estuary is brimming with blue nourishment crabs.


History of Mandurah


* Prior to European settlement the zone was involved by the Binjareb clan of the Bibbulmun Nation.


* The principal European to get comfortable the Mandurah region was Thomas Peel in 1829.


* Peel built up a plan to settle 10,000 individuals in the Mandurah-Pinjarra area. The British Government had allowed him 1 million sections of land (404 million ha) yet he showed up after the expected time and his award was sliced to 250,000 sections of land (101,000 ha).


* Peel sold land, reviewed streets, and imported stock yet the settlement stayed little.


* A town site was spread out in 1831.


* In 1833 Halls Cottage was assembled.


* The settlement had a populace of 12 of every 1837.


* In 1850 Mandurah was associated with Perth by a seaside street and a ship over the estuary.


* Thomas Peel passed on in 1865.


* A fish cannery was built up in 1870.


* In 1876 an inland street was finished.


* In 1893 the railroad went through the region yet didn’t draw in new pioneers. They favored great inland fields to the poor seaside soils.


* In 1894 the Mandurah Traffic Bridge was opened.


* By 1898 the populace had arrived at 160.


* In 1911 a wood plant was built up in the region.


* The Mandurah Roads Board was built up in 1949.


* By the 1950s Mandurah was a minuscule fishing town.


* In the last part of the 1950s the mix of joyrider the travel industry and the improvement of Kwinana as a significant mechanical focus saw Mandurah develop quickly.


* Mandurah Shire Council appeared in 1961.


* The town’s populace expanded with the foundation of the alumina processing plant at Pinjarra in the mid 1970s.


* In 1990 Mandurah was pronounced a city.


* In 2007 the Perth-Mandurah railroad line was opened.


Guest Information


Mandurah Visitor Center, 75 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah, tel: (08) 9550 3999.