"Keeweechic's Mundaring - and the Perth Hills" Mundaring by keeweechic
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Mundaring pronounced "Mundahring" in Aboriginal means "A high place on a high place". Especially apt as the town is set up in the Darling Range. While the town is 34kms from Perth’s downtown, Mundaring is considered pretty much a suburb. Mundaring Weir is well documented in engineering history for an amazing achievement by C Y O’Connor in developing the Mundaring Dam which ended up supplying the Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie towns with water.
Ensign Robert Dale was the first European to arrive in the area in 1829. He followed the Helena River upstream to a place which is now known as the Mundaring Weir. There is a belief that he named the river after his sister Helen. Mundaring began its settlement between 1882 and 1884 when British born Peter Gugeri first established a vineyard in the area when the first freehold land in the area was granted. The first railway siding in Mundaring was named Gugeris after the man. When M H Jacoby took over the vineyards in 1893, he named the business the Mundaring Vineyard Company. In 1898 a railway line connected the main Eastern Railway line to the Mundaring Weir site. From this the township grew rapidly to meet the increase in population.
Mundaring today offers a range of bush trails within its forests. There are cycle tracks, bird watching, picnic areas and a wide variety of experiences for the nature lover. The area is also the home of craftspeople and artists who thrive on the inspiration created by the tranquil atmosphere of the hills.
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