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 (18181891), 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.

Be sure to check out the Brewery Display.

The Brookton Hotels are great old buildings.

The Churches in Brookton are of the classic era.

The Brookton War Memorial is in the centre of town.

Brookton is a nice centre and an overnight stay should be a consideration.

Diary notes



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course