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.