Coodanup, Western Australia

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Coodanup
Mandurah,  Western Australia
Mouth of the Serpentine River, seen from Coodanup, October 2020 04.jpg
Jetties near the mouth of the Serpentine River at Coodanup
Population3,526 (2011 census) [1]
Established1956
Postcode(s) 6210
LGA(s) City of Mandurah
State electorate(s) Mandurah
Federal Division(s) Canning
Suburbs around Coodanup:
Mandurah Greenfields Barragup
Dudley Park Coodanup Furnissdale
Harvey Estuary

Coordinates: 32°33′14″S115°44′56″E / 32.554°S 115.749°E / -32.554; 115.749

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Coodanup is a south-eastern suburb of Mandurah, Western Australia. Its local government area is the City of Mandurah.

History

The name "Coodanup" is of unknown origin, although the WA gazetteer states that in 1836, Lieutenant Henry Bunbury noted "Colanup" was the local Noongar name for the mouth of the Serpentine River. [2]

Geography

Coodanup is bounded by the Serpentine River to the east, Harvey Estuary to the south, Pinjarra Road to the north and Mandurah Bypass and Wanjeep Street to the west. [3]

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References

  1. "2011 Census QuickStats: Coodanup". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 October 2012.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of metropolitan suburb names – C" . Retrieved 28 October 2006.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. 2006 StreetSmart directory, Department of Lands and Surveys, Perth.