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A country town about 50 kms south of Perth. Mundijong is the largest town within the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale and is set a couple of kilometres west of the nearby South Western Highway. It is also on the Perth - Bunbury rail line. The rail siding was originally called Jarrahdale Junction pre-1892. In 1893 the townsite was gazetted as Manjedal. In 1897 this was changed to Mundijong as the prior name misinterpreted the Aboriginal name for the area

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Mundijong - Tavern

The Mundijong Tavern on Paterson Street. This was built in 1897 by Polish immigrant Mr Antoni Szczecinski who arrived in W.A. in 1888. This hotel replaced a former 1892 hotel building which was known as the Serpentine Hotel. The current hotel has also been known as George Worner's Mundijong Hotel. The Szczecinski family later owned the Quairading Hotel. January 2009. Photos Ref: MJNG001


Mundijong - Tavern

The northern aspect of the Mundijong Tavern. Nice brickwork. January 2009. Photos Ref: MJNG002


Mundijong - Shops

Next door to the hotel is the fish and chip shop and the post office. These buildings are modern. They were erected in 1995. The original post office used to be 26 Paterson Street. April 2014. Photos Ref: MJNG003


Mundijong - Paterson Street

A view down the main street. Nice and quiet. One thing that has preserved the quaintness of this town is that it's off the highway so you mainly get just local traffic. The hotel is the most dominant building in on the street which fairly typical of W.A. country towns. January 2009. Photos Ref: MJNG004


Mundijong - First Post Office

The first Mundijong post office at 26 Paterson Street. This was built in 1896 and operated as the town's post office until 1995. It then became Dot's Teagarden. It now appears to be a private residence. September 2015. Photos Ref: MJNG005


Mundijong - First Post Office

A side view of the former post office which faces Whitby Street. September 2015. Photos Ref: MJNG006


Mundijong - Church

This Church is on Paterson Street. No name, no denomination etc, the sign simply says 'This Church established 1905'. This was built as a Methodist Church. January 2009. Photos Ref: MJNG007


Mundijong - Church

An update of Mundijong church after three and a half years. It looks spick and span with refreshed paint and a new sign at the front which proclaims this as the Uniting Church in Mundijong. September 2012. Photos Ref: MJNG008


Mundijong - Veterinary Clinic

Sandwiched between the Uniting Church and the old school at 14 Paterson Street is the local veterinary hospital. This building looks like it was once a residence. April 2016. Photos Ref: MJNG009


Mundijong - Old School - Landcare

On Paterson Road is what appears to be an old primary school. The new one is at the other end of town. This old classroom is now occupied by Landcare Serpentine-Jarrahdale. "By the Community, for the Community". September 2012. Photos Ref: MJNG010


Mundijong - Old School - The House Playgroup

Another classroom in the old school on Paterson Street. This is just north of Landcare and the building is simply called 'The House', a play group which meets each Wednesday. September 2012. Photos Ref: MJNG011


Mundijong - Thrift Shop

The pink thrift shop at 36 Paterson Street. January 2009. Photos Ref: MJNG012


Mundijong - Hair Salon

The former thrift shop has changed colour and changed hands. This is now a hair salon. September 2015. Photos Ref: MJNG013


Mundijong - Closed Shop

Over the last few years we've been following the fortunes of this little shop (see above two pictures). Right now it's closed. I hope it is tenanted again and the busines is successful. June 2017. Photos Ref: MJNG014

Update April 2018: The hairdressers are back! The shop is open again. It looks like the window signage never went away, it was just covered by that blind for about a year, so now it just looks the same as the Sept 2015 photo above.


Mundijong - Livestock Pens

The old stock loading pens adjacent to the main street and railway are no longer in use but have been left here as a memorial of days gone by. January 2009. Photos Ref: MJNG015


Mundijong - Railway Station

The new Mundijong railway station building. The tiny platform aligns with just one door on the pausing Australind passenger train. Visible in the background is the old station building. January 2009. Photos Ref: MJNG016


Mundijong - Railway Station

The Australind passenger train very briefly halts at Mundijong on its way to Bunbury. This is around 10.20am. September 2015. Photos Ref: MJNG017


Mundijong - Railway Station

This is the old Mundijong station, a good solid-looking wooden building which was moved from its former position alongside the tracks. This station building was constructed circa 1893. January 2012. Photos Ref: MJNG018


Mundijong - Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

The Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale encompasses both of those towns in its name yet is actually located in the townsite of Mundijong, which is the largest and most central town in the shire. The offices are on Paterson Street. January 2009. Photos Ref: MJNG019


Mundijong - Serpentine Grammar School

Heading north on Paterson Road, Mundijong, the road changes its name to Soldiers Road as it leaves the townsite. This is the Serpentine Jarrahdale Grammar School on Soldiers Road, almost as far north as Cardup. Named after the shire, the school was established in 2006 but only moved to this location in 2009. Photograph January 2009. Photos Ref: MJNG020


Mundijong - Masonic Lodge

The Masonic Lodge - The Jarrahdale Lodge No. 49 W.A.C. - is located across the road from the new primary school on Butcher Street. This was built in 1901 and was originally located at Jarrahdale. The building was moved to this Mundijong site in 1947. September 2012. Photos Ref: MJNG021


Mundijong - Old Police Station

Mundijong's old police station at 27 Anstey Street. This place is currently for sale. The new police station is far more functional and is located on the Mundijong Road which heads west out of town. December 2017. Photos Ref: MJNG022


Mundijong - Centrals Football Club

The football oval is on the west side of town and this is the club rooms of Centrals Football Club. September 2012. Photos Ref: MJNG023


Mundijong - Community Centre

Looking across the oval from the football club rooms is the rear of the Shire Community Centre which fronts Paterson Street. September 2012. Photos Ref: MJNG024


Mundijong - Christmas Tree

'Tis the season to be merry - December, and the Christmas trees all around the south west are in glorious bloom. This one is next to the rail track at Mundijong. December 2010. Photos Ref: MJNG025


Mundijong - Former Rail Bridge

Talk about bad timing. I have been meaning for ages to take a photo of the old Alcoa rail bridge which spans the South Western Highway. I'm sure the bridge was here as late as just last week but now it's gone. The bridge and line were constructed in the early 1960's. January 2014. Photos Ref: MJNG026


Mundijong - Former Rail Bridge

See how they just cut off the bridge span that crossed the road. I'd bet it was most likely done to accommodate an over-height load which needed to travel on the highway. November 2017. Photos Ref: MJNG027


Mundijong - Former Rail Bridge Span

If you were wondering what happened to the road span of the above bridge then stop looking. I have found it! Here it is lying next to the railway lines in the Mundijong townsite, just about opposite the Shire offices. April 2018. Photos Ref: MJNG028


Mundijong - Wright Road Rail Crossing

Wright Road runs south from Mundijong through Mardella to Serpentine. Just south of Mundijong this rail spur line branches off from the Perth - Bunbury mainline, crossing Wright Road. It used to lead to an Alcoa bauxite mine in the hills, and probably still does although it has been disused for decades. It once crossed the South Western Highway via the bridge in the above pictures. March 2017. Photos Ref: MJNG029


Mundijong - Old Brick Barn

On Mundijong Road just west of the townsite is this great looking old farm outbuilding. I think horses live in here now. March 2017. Photos Ref: MJNG030


Mundijong - Whitby Coach House

The historic Whitby Falls Coach House on the South Western Highway. Mr Edward Cockram constructed this place in 1873 as an Inn for Jarrahdale timber workers. It also served as a coach stop for those travelling between Perth and Pinjarra. March 2017. Photos Ref: MJNG031


Mundijong - Former Roadhouse

On the corner of South Western Highway and Jarrahdale Road is this former roadhouse which appears to being gradually dismantled - or re-built?. March 2017. Photos Ref: MJNG032


Mundijong - New Roadhouse

This is the above roadhouse 6 months on. So it was a re-build. November 2017. Photos Ref: MJNG033

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