Shire of Denmark Localities
The Shire of Denmark consists of seventeen localities, similar to suburbs in the metropolitan area. These localities are used in property addressing, for locating properties in an emergency, and for post. The current localities were gazetted in early 2002.
||Named after the Bow Bridge place name, which is an area where the South Coast Highway crosses the Bow River.
||This locality is situated over the Denmark townsite. Both the townsite and the Denmark River were named after physician Dr Alexander Denmark RN.
||Named after the Hay forest block, which in turn is named after the Hay River. The Hay River was named after Robert William Hay, the then permanent Under Secretary for the Colonies in 1829.
||Named after the Hazelvale place name and homestead. Hazelvale was also gazetted as a locality comprising Groups 138 and 139, situated five miles north-east of the Walpole Townsite, on 30 May 1947.
||Named after the Kentdale place name.
||Named after the Kordabup railway siding on the former Denmark to Nornalup railway line. The name of the siding was named after the Kordabup River. In the local Aboriginal language, “Korda” means a husband or wife betrothed or married, so Kordabup may have been a place where ceremonies took place and betrothed partners, on reaching marriage age, started life together. [original source of meaning from Denmark Historical Society]
||Named after the Mount Lindesay place name and geographical feature.
||Named after the Mount Romance geographical feature.
||Named after the Nornalup place name and from the nearby Borbalup Siding. Nornalup is a local Aboriginal name meaning the place of the norne (black snake) – “Nor-Nor-Nup”.
||Named after Ocean Beach, which is Denmark’s main swimming and surfing location.
||Named after the Parryville place name.
||Named after the Peaceful Bay place name and geographical feature.
||Named after the Scotsdale place name.
||Named after the Mount Shadforth geographical feature.
||Named after the place name of Tingledale.
||Named after the Trent forestry block, which may have been named after the Trent River in England.
||Named after the William Bay place name and geographical feature. William Bay is named after Sir "William" Edward Parry RN, a famous British Arctic explorer and navigator.
The following map shows the localities of the Shire of Denmark: