Now heading south east from Busselton the town of Dunsborough is soon reached. Dunsborough is nearly a satellite suburb of Busselton, given the close proximity.
Dunsborough is a very new town but still has all of the essential services.
The town is named after the nearby Dunn Bay, which was named after Captain Richard Dalling Dunn under whom Governor Stirling had served in the Hibernia and the Armide in 1810-11. Land was set aside here in the late 1830s, and there is a recorded whale fishery at "Dunsbro" in 1850. When Dunsborough first appeared on a map in 1839 it was spelt "Dunnsbro" but the extra "n" seems to have disappeared by 1850, and the spelling of "bro" was amended to "borough" when the name was gazetted in 1879
The pace of development has been so fast and recent the idea of a War Memorial has not been as yet considered.
Be sure to visit the lighthouse, the beaches and before you leave the pie shop (not photographed)