MANJIMUP

Manjimup is the last reasonably large town encountered when heading north from Albany to Bunbury, and then onto Perth. In the scheme of thing Manjimup is a relatively ‘new’ town, and this shows from a heritage perspective. That said he town has lots going for it.

Manjimup was named for the Noongar Aboriginal words "Manjin" (a broad-leafed edible reed) and "up" (meeting place, or place of). Manjimup was first settled in 1856 by timber cutter Thomas Muir. It was declared a town in 1910, and a railway from Perth was completed in 1911.

 The population expanded when Manjimup became part of the post-World War I  Group Settlement Scheme that was largely unsuccessful because the land was difficult to clear and many of the new settlers were not experienced farmers. The settlers who stayed became dairy farmers, which ended during the 1930s when the price of butter collapsed.

Over recent times the town has become a major rural service centre.

Manjimup has a really great ‘timber’ museum that is highly recommended.

The Manjimup Hotel is a near century building. A nice pub this and if the timing is right a refreshment will be in order.

The Manjimup War Memorial is central cbd.

All denominational churches are in Manjimup but are unsigned from the central precinct. The churches are a mix of the modern and very old. The Catholic is quite somryhing.

Manjimup is a nice spot and if the overnight option was a consideration, go for it.

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