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Denmark is some 50 kms west of Albany and was gazetted as a town in 1909. The town is named after the nearby river which was named after Dr Alexander Denmark, a physician on an 1829 exploration vessel. The Noongar name was Koorrabup. Prior to official town recognition, a settlement existed here for years and included a Millars timber mill. The first European view of this area was from the Dutch vessel Gulden Zeepaert (Golden Seahorse) in 1627


 
 
   
 
 

Denmark - Welcome Sign

This is not the town welcome sign but in fact marks the boundary of the Shire of Denmark. This sign is right out near Nornalup. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM001

 

Denmark - Highway View

A look down the South Coast Highway which passes through town. Hollings Road runs off to the left leading to the river foreshore park and the hotel. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM002

 

Denmark - Hotel

The Denmark Hotel on Hollings Road. The hotel was constructed in 1927 by Mr John Clarke. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM003

 

Denmark - River

A peaceful scene looking along the Denmark River to the road bridge. The park was full of seagulls. The road bridge was built in 1968. The old one, the former rail bridge converted to a road bridge, burnt down in 1967. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM004

 

Denmark - War Memorial

In the centre of town is this gleaming war memorial. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM005

 

Denmark - Ricketts

Jack F. Ricketts & Co. General Hardware Store on the South Coast Highway. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM006

 

Denmark - RSL Hall

The RSL Memorial Hall on Strickland Street. Originally a wooden structure, the front brick section looks to be a later modification. On this site once stood the original school principal's house. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM007

 

Denmark - Newsagency

Morrison's Newsagency cuts a colourful picture. The roads are wet after recent heavy showers. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM008

 

Denmark - Library

On Strickland Street is the Denmark Public Library and Civic Centre. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM009

 

Denmark - Figtree Arcade Shops

These shop fronts are part of the Figtree Arcade shopping centre on Strickland Street, fairly close to the South Coast Highway junction. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM010

 

Denmark - Street View

A view looking north along Strickland Street. The stop signs are at the South Coast Highway. The newsagency is visible of the right. Beyond are pleasant looking houses amongst the green hills. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM011

 

Denmark - Co-Op

Denmark Co-Operative Co. Ltd, a department store, fronting the highway. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM012

 

Denmark - Butchers

Reeves & Co. Butchers, Denmark Reflections luxury unit, Denmark River Bistro and Riverfront Gallery form a pleasant quadruplex of shops. Off to the right is the IGA store. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM013

 

Denmark - Craigs Buildings

Craigs Buildings, constructed in 1912, is in the main shopping area on Strickland Street. The left section is a doctor's surgery. The right-hand shop appears to be unoccupied at present. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM014

 

Denmark - Bakery

Old shops on the main street. To the left is a pathology collection centre and to the right is a Bakery and Lunchbar. The bakery is open 7 days per week from 5.30am to 4.30pm. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM015

 

Denmark - Anglican Church

St Leonard's Anglican Church nestled amongst the trees facing Strickland Street. This is the oldest surviving building in town. It was constructed by the congregation in 1899. In 1914, the layout of the church was reversed with the entrance being moved to the rear due to the steep steps descending to street level. The steps were deemed too difficult to negotiate for elderly people. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM016

 

Denmark - Anglican Op-Shop

Close to St Leonard's Church is The Mustard Seed, an Anglican Opportunity Shop. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM017

 

Denmark - CWA

The rather well-appointed Country Women's Association headquarters. The right section was once a Group Settler's House. The left section was constructed from the remnants of the first Denmark school after it was demolished. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM018

 

Denmark - Craft Shop

This craft shop is just across the road from the Red Cross building. This is Denmark Cottage Crafts. The left part of the building is the Christian Family Centre, a Full Gospel Church. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM019

 

Denmark - Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross. This building was the former Methodist Church and was built in 1927. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM020

 

Denmark - Catholic Church

St Mary's Catholic Church. The building was constructed in 1928. October 2014. Photos Ref: DENM021


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