DENMARK

Denmark is the first town encounted when traveling west along the coastal route towards Augusta. Denmark is another surprise town and is a really great spot. Earmark Denmark as a stopover (at a minimum). Denmark was named after the Denmark River in 1896. The inhabitants are sometimes called Denmarkians.

The coast line of the Denmark area was observed for the first time in 1627 by the Dutchman François Thijssen, captain of the ship 't Gulden Seepaert (The Golden Seahorse). Captain Thijssen had discovered the south coast of Australia and charted about 1,800 km of it between Cape Leeuwin and Nuyts Archipelago.

Two centuries later, when the first white people entered the land around the present Denmark River, the area was inhabited by the Noongar. These aborigines called the river and the inlet Kwoorabup, which means 'place of the black wallaby' (kwoor). The Noongar disappeared out of the Denmark region in the beginning of the 20th century

The location on the Denmark River with its old wooden bridge and the ample presence of native vegetation in and around the urban area gives the town a picturesque appearance. Some old buildings date from the pioneering era like the wooden Anglican Church, the oldest still existing building on Strickland Street, the shopping street in the centre of town. The Denmark Historical Museum is a rich source of information about the town and it’s past.

Heritage is clearly important in Denmark.

The Denmark Hotel is a century plus building and with a much longer license.

The Denmark War Memorial has a bold presence on entry to the town from the east over the Denmark River.

The town has an interesting commercial centre that has three precincts.

The other Denmark church denominations are a mix of the old and very new.

Denmark is also the eastern gateway to the tall timber region in WA. Enjoy.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course