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PerthWestern Australia
Mundaring park statues gnangarra.jpg
Statues in Sculpture Park, Mundaring
Coordinates 31°53′49″S 116°10′16″E / 31.897°S 116.171°E / -31.897; 116.171Coordinates: 31°53′49″S 116°10′16″E / 31.897°S 116.171°E / -31.897; 116.171
Population 3,011 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 6073
LGA(s) Shire of Mundaring
State electorate(s) Kalamunda
Federal Division(s) Pearce
Suburbs around Mundaring:
Parkerville Stoneville Mount Helena
Mahogany Creek Mundaring Sawyers Valley
Paulls Valley Paulls Valley Mundaring Weir

Mundaring is a suburb located 34 km east of Perth on the Great Eastern Highway. The suburb is located within the Shire of Mundaring.

The Aboriginal name of the area "Mindah-lung", said to mean "a high place on a high place", was anglicised to become "Mundaring".

The Mundaring area is also considered to be part of the Perth Hills area.

Mundaring Geophysical Observatory

Mundaring was the location of a Bureau of Mineral Resources Geophysical Observatory from 1959 to April 2000 The annual reports from the Observatory constituted the seismic record of the state of Western Australia for that period of time as well as reports and summaries of activity

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