PINJARRA

Pinjarra, being so close to the WA capitol is a great and vibrant community. Pinjarra is a mature town when compared to Mandurah, but this place is hitting the right community and heritage buttons. Pinjarra is also near the site of the infamous Battle of Pinjarra, where between 14 and 40 Aboriginal Noongars were killed by British colonists.

The name was often shown spelt "Pinjarrup" on early maps, while the accepted spelling for many years was "Pinjarrah". There are conflicting theories regarding the meaning of this Aboriginal word and is usually said to mean "place of a swamp", but is more likely named after the Pindjarup people who frequented the area.

The gardens, river, buildings, and Swing Bridge are truly worth a look pub at.

Pinjarra has only the Premier Hotel. This is a really old pub and this old photograph on the wall suggests late 1800s

The last major flood was in 1946.

With the exception of Anglican, that is over 100 years old the other faiths are of the modern era.

The Pinjarra War Memorial is a worthy acknowledgement.

The Pinjarra Museum is represented by the Heritage Centre. The Rose Garden is something else in spring.

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Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course