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“A Great Home for Recreational Aviation"

"Range of Hangar blocks available"     

   Denmark, located on the scenic south coast of Western Australia is a place where aviation is enjoyed.  The air is cool and clear, the skies are uncluttered and uncomplicated, the countryside consists of green fields bordered by the big timber that the area is so famous for.  Denmark town is 4 km away where a range of fine accommodation can be found in a country setting.

Thomas Braidwood Wilson, a Scottish navy surgeon, discovered this area in 1829 when conducting an expedition from Frederickstown - later to become Albany. He came across the river here and named it the Denmark River, after Dr Alexander Denmark RN, his friend and former tutor at Naval Medical College in England.

The town grew around the banks of the river and was initially known as Denmark River, but the word ‘river’ was later dropped. The town’s name, you see, has nothing to do with the country of the same name. 

The first European land use was by graziers and, in 1893, the Millar brothers set up a sawmilling operation on the Denmark River to meet the needs of the Goldfields which used huge amounts of timber … and here the story of the town of Denmark began.

The timber industry lasted a mere decade, leaving in its wake only a few hardy settlers. Following World War II, improvements in agriculture and a revival in timber cutting rejuvenated the district, and the population has grown at an average 4% per year since the mid-1980s, supporting new settlers and innovative industries.

 

Denmark airstrip from the North East    34°56'44.54"S   117°23'46.44"E                                                                              

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West over the Black Hole From Ocean Beach                                                                                       WSW  Over the windmills at Ocean Beach

 

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Looking East from Ocean Beach