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Bedfordale is a hills suburb to the south-east of Armadale straddling the Albany Highway, about 35 kms from Perth city. South of the highway is the old section of the suburb. North around Canns Road has only been developed in the last 20-30 years. The suburb gains its name from Admiral Sir Frederick Denham Bedford who was Governor of Western Australia between 1903-1909. He named some of the streets after admirals. Wungong Dam is in the area


Bedfordale - Wungong Dam

The Wungong Dam was created by damming the Wungong River. This is a view of the dam wall at the end of Springfield Road in Bedfordale. A section of the spillway is in the foreground. You can't drive a vehicle across the dam wall anymore even though it does have a road on there. March 2012. Photos Ref: BEDD001


Bedfordale - Wungong Dam

Another view of the Wungong Dam this time featuring more on the now-dry spillway. March 2012. Photos Ref: BEDD002


Bedfordale - Recreation Lake

North of the Wungong Dam off Admiral Road is a very pleasant lake simply entitled Recreation Lake. Park up here and walk down to the water. Note the 'No Swimming' sign. March 2012. Photos Ref: BEDD003


Bedfordale - Recreation Lake

Here is a view of a section of Recreation Lake. Note the swimmers. The Water Corp doesn't like people swimming here because the water is not chlorinated. A few decades ago nothing was chlorinated but we all seemed to have survived after swimming in all sorts of murky creeks and water holes. March 2012. Photos Ref: BEDD004


Bedfordale - Recreation Lake

A little higher up the walkway back to the parking area takes in more of the lake. March 2012. Photos Ref: BEDD005


Bedfordale - Recreation Lake Picnic Area

It might not look much in this photo but up in the picnic area at the top of the lake it's quite relaxing and peaceful. There are many tables around, as you can see, and there is also a toilet block. A few hundred metres up Admiral Road, closer to the dam, are free BBQ facilities. March 2012. Photos Ref: BEDD006


Bedfordale - Hall

Set slightly off Admiral Road down near Blake Street is the Bedfordale Hall. Adjacent are tennis courts. March 2012. Photos Ref: BEDD007

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