"Keeweechic's Nannup" Nannup by keeweechic

Nannup Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 69 photos

Nannup is a small historic town located in the Blackwood Valley. The name of the town comes from the Aboriginal Noongyar people who lived in this area. The meaning is ‘stopping place’. The early settlers to the area arrived in the 1850’s after crossing the Blackwood River and resting to water their horses and bullocks and originally called the area Nannup Brook.

Surrounding the town are native forests and rolling farmlands where early settlers set up farms and timber mills which was the main centre of employment and industry. A working Jarrah mill still exists in the town. The town took some time to develop and a police station and post office were established. Other buildings were built and even today you can see fine examples of art deco and odeonesque architecture down the main street and surrounding streets.

Today Nannup is a scenic destination with the surrounding forests and nature trails. The Shire of Nannup covers an area of 2,953sq kms. There are wineries and flower farms and from August to December the area comes alive with colour.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks. (c) keeweechic 2001-2009 (copyright)

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