• The Osbornes

    December 17, 2022 • 

    Front cover image of The Obsornes book

    From the early 19th century onwards, a mass migration of settlers leaving the British Isles led to a rapid expansion of settlement in the American West and the dominions of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Two land settlement schemes spanning seven generations and nearly 200 years in Australia form the backdrop of...

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    The Butter Factor Whistle

    October 24, 2018 • 

    Cover of The Butter Factory Whistle

    If ever an institution started with the odds stacked against it, it was the Denmark School of Agriculture, which is now the W.A. College of Agriculture Denmark. In 1942 the Army took over the Narrogin School of Agriculture to be used as a Convalescent Depot. The students were sent home and two months later...

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    The Story of Kentdale

    May 14, 2018 • 

    Cover for The Story of Kentdale book

    A photographic record of the development of the region west of Denmark known as Group 110, where 20 families settled under the Western Australian government’s Group Settlement Scheme in the 1920’s. The Poyser family was one of these early pioneering families arriving in 1924 and set the task of clearing karri forest to establish...

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    The Diaries of Hannah Church 1932-1944

    May 14, 2018 • 

    Cover for Diaries of Hannah Church book

    Hannah was born into a wealthy family in Mapledurham, United Kingdom, in 1875. Well-educated at a finishing school in Switzerland and speaking four languages, she arrived in Australia in 1921 with her husband and children. The family settled on virgin land in Denmark, Western Australia, in the relatively primitive conditions of the time with...

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    Past Times

    January 7, 2018 • 

    Past Times Denmark Western Australia Cover

    A collection of articles researched and written by Gordon Harris on the history of Denmark and its surrounds in Western Australia. These articles were regularly published in the local community paper, Denmark Bulletin, for a decade or more until Gordon became too ill to write. In memory of Gordon’s contribution to the historical records...

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    Elleker Denmark Nornalup

    January 2, 2018 • 

    Elleker Denmark Nornalup Cover

    A history and its influence on the development of the railway, construction, sidings and life on the South Coast as it expanded west of Albany. Looks at the changes in housing, conditions people lived under, the sidings and stations along the way. Examines the construction of bridges, culverts, embankments and cuttings, and the machinery...

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