Denmark Historical Society

Historical Society Resources
The Denmark Historical Society has a number of valuable resources available to researchers and the public.
Among the archival material:
  • 5,000 objects/artefacts
  • over 3,000 images in the photographic collection
  • over 250 oral histories
  • information on Group Settlements
  • some information on Births, Deaths and Marriages including Obituaries and people profiles
  • cemetery records
  • Our collection of artifacts; industrial, occupational, educational, domestic and recreational includes items from the late 1800's through to more recent times. Likewise the collection of photographs includes images from 1895 through to events in the current day.
    Over the life of the Society oral histories have been recorded - these feature people from various eras and ages. Recorded observations exist of the timber period, early settlement, group settlement, dairying and fruit growing as well as the more recent development of wineries Original tapes have been converted to digital format and a written transcript is also available. Members have also indexed the transcripts to provide a more detailed record of what is on each tape.
    The quarterly journal, Koorabup, has also been indexed and provides a collection of articles and features as well as images pertaining to the history of the Shire.


    In production now:
    Koorabup No. 80 Winter 2010 Bumper edition to mark Editor Ian Conochie's 80th Koorabup

    Denmark: River, Town, Shire and Community B. McGuinness, The First century of Local Government - publication date late 2011

    Group Settlement in the Shire of Denmark Dale Fewings - publication date late 2011

    All the titles below now in stock:

  • Baldy, Belle, Charlie and Cap - remember them? R. McGuinness, The role played by horses in the settlement and development of Denmark. 230p $65.00 p&p $10

  • Denmark Hospital - 1895-2008 B. McGuinness,1895-2009, 218p, $25.00

  • The Rainbow Arch - Celebrating 50 years of Kindergarten in Denmark 1957-2007 B. McGuinness, 112p, $20.00

  • Past & Present Intersect and Converge: Denmark through the 1900's R. McGuinness, A look at Millars and the influence of the railway and tramways on the settlement of the district, 130p, $27.50 p&p $7.00

  • Elleker-Denmark-Nornalup R. McGuinness, The railway, construction, sidings and life on the South Coast , 376p, $70.00 p&p $10

  • Denmark War Memorial B. McGuinness, details of people whose names are recorded on the towns memorial, 130p, $20.00 p&p $7

  • Denmark, a History to 1905, R.W.Mumford, 60p, $10.00

  • Denmark Cemetery 1910 - 2008 : B. McGuinness, 75p history of burials in the Shire, $10.00

  • 100 years of Chalk Dust : B. McGuinness, history of over 12 schools in the Shire, 207p, $20

  • Denmark Outline History : I. Conochie, 33p, $5.00

  • Heritage Trails in the Denmark District - Exploration & Settlement in Tall Timber Country: 28p, Free

  • Koorabup - Quarterly Journal (some back issues available), $2.50

  • Koorabup , No. 21 Spring 1995, Special Centenary Issue,Editor, Ian Conochie, Re-print: $10.00

  • Notes on the ABORIGINES OF DENMARK Ian Conochie, 8p, $0.50

    Obtainable from: Denmark Historical Society, Mitchell Street, DENMARK WA 6333

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