About Walpole & Districts

Despite its small stature, the tidy town of Walpole and its surrounding districts is immensely proud of its place in the world, which is stunningly beautiful and is home to a rich natural and cultural heritage.

We honour and celebrate our place and our people in this series of articles:


Jim’s memories

Memories by James A “Jim” Clarke, the eldest son of 1930s scheme settlers Edwin and Ida, is out now at the Walpole Community Resource Centre (CRC). An attempt to record his life story, Memories does not follow any chronological order; rather it is written “as I remember events”. “I have… Continue reading

Rest Point Saw Pit

As one travels down Rest Point Road, an intriguing sign captures the interest; “Saw Pit”. Walk down a short track and find only the second restored saw pit in WA. The first is in the Brockman Forest. The restoration of the saw pit here in Walpole took place in July… Continue reading

A look back at the 1937 fire

In February 1937 a raging bushfire fanned by gale force winds swept with fierce intensity through the Denmark district and westwards through acres of forest and farmland. At the same time the Manjimup district suffered severe losses and irrecoverable damage. Fires in both districts created destruction, tragedy and hardship. Fires… Continue reading

Walpole in a nutshell

Walpole is the gateway to the Walpole Wilderness, a group of conservation reserves featuring vast tracts of jarrah, tingle and karri old-growth forests, including the majestic 400-year-old sentinels of the ‘Valley of the Giants’. The town is located on the 100-hectare Walpole-Nornalup fresh water inlet, and the pristine picture of… Continue reading