Pinjar, Western Australia


Pinjar, Western Australia

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name=Pinjar
city=Perth
state=wa


caption=
lga=City of Wanneroo
area=27.4
pop=109
postcode=6065
dist1=40
location1=Perth
fedgov=Pearce
stategov=Mindarie
near-nw=Nowergup
near-n=Yanchep
near-ne=Muchea
near-w=Neerabup
near-e=Melaleuca
near-sw=Banksia Grove
near-s=Mariginiup
near-se=Lexia
coord|-31.624|115.831|type:city(100)_region:AU-WA_scale:50000|format=dms|display=title Pinjar is a rural locality in Perth, Western Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Wanneroo.

History

The suburb of Pinjar is named after the large swampy lake of this name located north east of Wanneroo. The lake name is shown on government plans from 1868, and the name is of Noongar Aboriginal origin. The meaning of Pinjar is unknown, but could be "tadpole" or "swampy lake". [LandInfo WA|m|P|2007-01-17]

Geography

Pinjar is bounded by Pinjar Road/Old Yanchep Road to the west and Neaves Road to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are not gazetted. [2007 StreetSmart directory, Department of Lands and Surveys, Perth, with info from Battye Library.]

Facilities

Pinjar is a sparsely populated agricultural suburb, most of which is pine plantation and wetland. At the ABS 2001 census, Pinjar had a population of 109 people living in 38 dwellings.Census 2001 AUS|id=5030617|name=5030617 (Census Collection District)|accessdate=2007-06-30|
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References


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