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Lakelands

What’s in a name?

 Lakelands is named after the low lying swamps/lakes at the centre of the suburb.

Jane Kennaugh Reserve at Loretta Parkway, Lakelands, was named in December 2006 after a Senior Constable involved in Community Policing in the Mandurah area for many years and was killed in a car accident whilst on duty in 1996. She is remembered for encouraging local primary school children to display qualities of leadership, kindness, understanding and helpfulness. The Jane Kennaugh Award was developed to pay respect to Jane as well as to encourage Year 7 students within the Mandurah district to display community awareness.

 

History & Heritage

For thousands of years Noongars travelled and camped in the area that is now Lakelands. Black Swan Lake Mowyn Kuljak and Paganoni Lake Berong, provided an abundance of food and bush medicine.

The lakes have spiritual significance to Noongars. They were believed to be an integral part of the Wagyl dreaming which comprises a track along a chain of lakes extending from Yanchep to Australind. The lakes were formed several thousand