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Woodlands is an attractive inner suburb bounded by Wembley Downs, Innaloo, Doubleview and Churchlands and is  about 7 kms from Perth. The centre-piece of Woodlands is Jackadder Lake, a popular picnic and model boating area. The suburb name was approved in 1961 and the name comes from the developer's promotional name of Woodlands Estate. In keeping with the "wood" theme of the suburb name, many of the local streets are named after trees


 
 
   
 
 

Woodlands - Jackadder Lake

Set in the heart of Woodlands is Jackadder Lake. The lake is one of a chain of wetlands which include Lake Gwelup, Herdsman Lake and Lake Monger. Here you can see a small bar stretching out into the lake. Off to the right is a bird sanctuary island. January 2013. Photos Ref: WDLD001

 

Woodlands - Jackadder Lake

This group of gentlemen are well-known for their model yacht racing on the lake. January 2013. Photos Ref: WDLD002

 

Woodlands - Jackadder Lake

Some of the model yachts round marker buoys on the lake. They might look small but these models are mostly around 2-metres high, from tip of mast to under the keel. January 2013. Photos Ref: WDLD003

 

Woodlands - Jackadder Lake

A full-sized boat rests on the lake shore. I think this belongs to the yachtsmen, probably for retrieving a stricken model vessel. January 2013. Photos Ref: WDLD004

 

Woodlands - Blu Restaurant

Good Food Is Blu. This restaurant sits next to the Woodlands Shopping Centre on Birchwood Avenue. January 2013. Photos Ref: WDLD005

 

Woodlands - Fresh Fruit

All this fruit looked so colourful in the Woodlands Shopping Centre. In years to come we might marvel at the prices but even by today's standard they are pretty competitive. January 2013. Photos Ref: WDLD006

 

Woodlands - Dominican Convent

On Williamstown Road is the St Catherine's Dominican Convent. Pictured is the Newman Siena Centre which is part of the Convent. January 2013. Photos Ref: WDLD007

 

Woodlands - Catholic Church

On Angelico Street, just down from St Catherine's Convent and the Holy Rosary Primary School is Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. January 2013. Photos Ref: WDLD008


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