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A British outpost had been set up in nearby Albany in December 1826. The first European to explore Denmark was a surgeon, Thomas Braidwood Wilson, who named the town after his colleague Alexander Denmark.
The first settlers arrived in 1895. The Millar brothers, Edwin and Charles, obtained leases on the timber in the area and opened several sawmills in Denmark. The town was created to house the families of those working at the sawmills, wood being used to build workers homes, several stores and the town bridge. A high demand for timber from Europe and around the world and the nearby goldrush kept the sawmills busy. Denmark was populated at that time by over 1000 timber workers and their families.

References and Links

Denmark Historical Society.

Garry Gillard | New: 31 August, 2021 | Now: 15 April, 2024