BROOMEHILL

Broomehill is the next town encountered when heading south from Northam to Albany. Broomehill is a very small Wheatbelt town that meets the Bustout criteria.

The town of Broomehill owes its creation to the Great Southern Railway, which was completed in 1889. The railway runs from Beverley to Albany. Broomehill is named after Sir Frederick Napier Broome (1842-96) who was then the Governor of Western Australia.

A group of settlers from the now extinct town of Eticup moved to the present site of Broomehill to help establish a township after the construction of the railway was completed.

The official spelling of Broomehill was changed from two words to one in 1959.

The economy of the area is dependent on wheat and sheep farming although recently farmers have diversified into viticulture and aquaculture in the form of Barramundi farming.

The Broomehill Hotel has a great profile for the town. An imposing century plus building it is, coupled with the classic pub profile.

The Broomehill War Memorial is a worthy acknowledgement.

The Broomehill Museum is opposite the pub. This museum is open most times.

Broomehill has a 110 year plus Anglican and old Catholic representation.

Although Broomehill is a small place there is this urge to linger and stay awhile.

Heritage diary

 

 

  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