Walpole is a small community of about 300 people located about 120km west of Albany on the south coast of Western Australia.

The town was originally established in the early 1930’s as a group settlement for farmers, with timber milling developing soon after, the region is most famous for the Giant Red and Yellow Tingle Trees, many over 400 years old.

The reason for my visit was the arrival of radio in Walpole. Yes, Walpole was a radio blackspot, that meant most people could not actually hear any radio stations in the town.… Read the rest “Walpole”