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History of Nannup

The word Nannup comes from the Noongyar people who used to occupy the area and means place of rest or meeting place.

The land around Nannup, known in the early days as the Lower Blackwood, was first taken up in the 1850s by settlers.

During the early days of settlement, Nannup was the point where people making their way to and from the coast and their farms on the Warren and Donnelly Rivers, crossed the Blackwood River.

The isolated settlement grew gradually as timber mill workers, farmers and those who supplied these people with their needs moved into the district.

Nannup with its population of about 1,200, has kept that old country town image, even today it is untouched by the developments that are dominating the coastal towns.

A visit to our town is like stepping back into history.

Buildings have been preserved with their heritage features in tact. The timber and cattle industries continue to dominate Nannup's economy, however tourism and floriculture are beginning to establish a presence in the town.

Nannup has numerous bed and breakfast accommodations, cottage and chalet establishments, which provide visitors with a chance to unwind and relax.

The town is also becoming known for its fledgling Tulip growing industry and these can be seen around the town from July to September each year.

For more history of Nannup go to our Shire website at www.nannup.wa.gov.au