Kudardup is a locality in the South West region of Western Australia. The locality is in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and on the Bussell Highway, 312 kilometres (194 mi) south of the state capital, Perth.

In the 1940 and 1950s the local community was an area where farmers were able to work on the War Service Land Settlement Scheme[2] as well as successfully run dairies.[3]

In March 1961 Kudardup was devastated by bushfires.[4]

At the 2006 census, Kudardup and the surrounding area had a population of 241.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kudardup (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 April 2009.
  2. ^ War Service Land Settlement Scheme, 1947, retrieved 7 December 2016
  3. ^ Watterson, William Frank; Linto, Des; Royal Western Australian Historical Society. Augusta Branch (1997), [Interview with William Frank Watterson, farmer], retrieved 7 December 2016
  4. ^ Matthews, H (2011) Karridale Bush Fires 1961: Karridale Progress Association inc, WA :ISBN 978-0-9871467-0-0