Setting forth to cross the country we choose route 40 and head off towards Esperance. Our first town encountered is Brookton. Wide open streets and a nice collection of old buildings and lots of character.
The first settler and founder of the Brookton district, John Seabrook (1818–1891), moved to the area in 1846 soon after marrying, and named his property "Brookton House". During the 1860s and 1870s, more settlers moved into the area, and took on sandalwood cutting (it sold for £9 per ton) as well as wheat and sheep farming.
In June 1889, when the Great Southern Railway opened, Brookton was one of the original stations. The Old Police Station Museum located in the town is the base of the local historical society and contains artifacts and memorabilia of the early settlement days. The Museum is located on the edge of the town ship. The Museum looks as if an informative offer awaits.
Brookton is a nice centre and an overnight stay should be a consideration.