Cunderdin is the first town encountered when heading west from Northam towards Kalgoolie. Cunderdin is another Wheatbelt town and with the majority of essential services.
Visitors cannot help but notice the large Ettamogah theme hotel and pub when driving through the town, due to its redness and a car on its roof. It is based on the comics of Ken Maynard and is one of a few of these pubs scattered throughout Australia. There are four other similar venues in Australia.
The first European visitor to the area was Charles Hunt, who explored the area in 1864 and recorded the name Cunderdin, from the Aboriginal name of a nearby hill. The meaning of the name is thought to mean "place of flowers".
Like many small towns in the area, Cunderdin developed as a stop-off town during the gold rush era in the WA Goldfields. Significantly in 1894 the railway arrived signaling the earliest settlement in the town.
Cunderdin is mostly a farming community. Former Chairman of the WA Colleges of Agriculture, Alan Carter, is one of the many farmers to occupy land in the region. His produce consists of wheat, lupins, and also livestock. There is also great livestock production. The Jolma Poll Dorset Stud, run by Perry Jasper and Co., has been very successful when competing in exhibition shows in Perth and Adelaide.