Manjimup is located in the South-West corner of Western Australia, approximately 304km south of Perth. The tall timber town
was established in 1910 as a result of the railway line, which was built to service the rapidly growing timber
industry. The name Manjimup was derived from an Aboriginal word "manjin" the name given for the edible root of a
bulrush and "up" meaning place of water, together they mean "edible root of bulrush at watering hole". The first
European settler in the Manjimup district was a timber cutter, Thomas Muir, in 1856. During the 1920's group
settlers known as 'Groupies' ventured into the area near One Tree Bridge to clear land as part of the State Government's Group Settlement Scheme.
Today Manjimup is known as the Jewel of the South West and is a thriving community based around the timber and
agriculture industries. Agriculture includes dairy, vegetables (onions, cauliflower, peas and potatoes) fruit
growing (cherries and apples) and beef and sheep farming. There are also numerous festivals celebrated throughout the year in
Manjimup and nearby towns including the Cherry Harmony Festival and the Nannup Music Festival.The tree towers are one of the areas greatest attractions. These huge
lookouts, which are dotted throughout the jarrah and karri forests , were established in the 1930's by the Forests Department as a way of pinpointing
the location of forest fires quickly.
You can find out all about Manjimup's unique collection of public art at Public Art Around The World.
More History of Manjimup
Interesting Facts About ManjimupThe post code for Manjimup is 6258.
One of Australia's most well known poets, Adam Lindsay Gordon , settled in the area in 1866. It was Adam Lindsay Gordon's shepherd who was
the first to discover graphite near the Donnelly River, which started a short lived mining industry.
On the King Jarrah Heritage Trail you can find a jarrah tree that some have claimed is over 1200
Manjimup holds the annual Cherry Harmony Festival , which features the Cherry Ball and the GlobeVista Australasian Cherry Pip Spitting Championships.
Click here for the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival Results 2006 or here for Cherry Harmony Festival Results 2007, Manjimup
Cherry pip Spitting 2008 .
The 51 m high Diamond Tree Lookout has a wooden tree top tower right at the top of the tree and is the only one
of its kind in the world.
Manjimup is fast becoming the Truffle capital of Australia, thanks to the Truffle and Wine Company.
Truffles (fungi not chocolate) are a delicacy in Europe and can sell for around $3,000 a kg. No wonder they are
called "Black Gold".
Important Links To Manjimup
Shire of Manjimup
Manjimup dot com
Cherry Fairies of Manjimup