This site was designed by Des Moore for the sole purpose of promoting the town of Denmark
as a great place to live or visit on your holidays
I will be adding photos of interest as they come available
|Follow the cane to Denmark Western Australia
|Not a very good photo but it shows where Denmark is situated in Western Australia
Denmark is situated on the Rainbow Coast of Western Australia 400 klm south
of the states capital Perth. Highway one runs through the town, this is Australia's main highway it connects to all
Australian capital city's.
Picture a place where there are no wars. A place without famine or major disease. A multicultural society
with a democratic government. A place where children are taught to dream and not despair. All amidst unique and spectacular
scenery. That is Western Australia.
The state covers almost one third of the Australian continent and is the country's
largest, yet least populated state. The total population of W.A. is almost 2 million with 70% living in Perth. The climate
of the state varies from north to south and east to west. The southern parts have a Mediterranean climate whereas the north
experiences a much more tropical climate. Inland areas receive much less rainfall and so is sparsely populated. Scenery in
the state is spectacular and the economy is booming. Indeed this place is a very special part of the world. Be Touched By
Nature. Originally discovered by the Dutch in 1616, the first settlements by Europeans were made by the British in the 1820's.
On the 1st of June, 1829, Captain James Stirling founded the Swan River Colony, which was later to become the state's capital
city of Perth. The colony originally adopted a policy of no convicts, but a lack of population growth overturned the decision.
Eventually convicts were sent to help build infrastructure and buildings. The name of Perth was bestowed upon the colony as
a tribute to Sir George Murray who, at the time was the secretary of state for the colonies, and who sat in the House Of Commons
as member for the old Scottish capital of Perth Shire. All that remains of the old Pensioner Guard Barracks, now known as
Barracks Arch, is located at the west end of St Georges Terrace in Perth's CBD.
Western Australia's economy is based largely
on unprocessed primary products - Agriculture Horticulture, mining, forestry and fishing. Minerals including oil and natural
gas have gained increased importance, with WA looking set to be the major natural gas provider to much of Asia. The tourism
industry has taken off in the past decade, with the world waking up to the fact that WA is one of the last frontiers of exploration
left on the planet. In December 2000, the International rating agency Stanford and Poors affirmed the state's credit rating
as AAA, confirming that WA is a great place to do business. Australian currency is decimal. Notes include $5, $10, $20, $50,
$100 and coins 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2. Banks are open from 9.30AM - 4.00PM Monday to Thursday and 9.30AM to 5.00PM on
Fridays. Automatic Teller Machines are available at any time and are located at most shopping centres in each town. Foreign
exchange is available at city banks, major hotels, Thomas Cook offices, American Express offices, the Perth International
Airport and Foreign Currency Exchange. Tipping is not a necessary part of social culture in Western Australia and most major
credit cards are accepted throughout the State. Being the fastest growing state in Australia, the unemployment level is also
the lowest at around 7%. There is plenty of work in the hospitality and construction industries with high paying salaries.
Due to the weaker Australian dollar, overseas visitors have the opportunity to earn quite a lot of money on a working holiday.
A few points of interest about this great state of Western Australia It has the largest amount of mineral
deposits in the world. Mt Augustus is the largest rock in the world, 8 kilometres long, 3 kilometres across and .377 kilometres
high. The northern waters are home to the largest fish in the world - The Whale Shark at up to 13 meters long. Some of the
best and largest surfing waves in the world can be found near Margaret River. The highest standard of housing in the world
- 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom homes with swimming pools are very common, Has more cars and road space per capita than any place
in the world. Broome is the pearling capital of the world. The Busselton Jetty is the longest wooden jetty in the Southern
Hemisphere. The Ningaloo Reef is the largest coral reef stretching 260 km in length, you can walk to it from the beach.
Telethon, held once a year on Channel 7, is the most successful in the world, raising more money per capita than any other
similar event, anywhere in the world.