Cunderdin is a small neat wheatbelt town with the best preserved Goldfields Water Scheme pumping station on the Perth to Kalgoorlie pipeline, built in the 1800s to service the Goldfields with water from the Perth catchment area.
When pumping began, it took the water 9 days to reach the town. It was another 10 months before the pipeline reached Kalgoorlie.
During WW11 Cunderdin Airfield was used for a flying training school and as a home base for squadrons. A B24 plane crashed on take off in February 1945 killing five crew. They were on a mission to look for survivors of an American transport torpedoed west of Fremantle.