Bruce Rock is a cross roads Wheatbelt
town and is encounted when heading west from Narembeen towards York.
Bruce Rock is a pretty special sort of town that has a great layout
and recreational offers.
as Nunagin or Noonegin the name of the town lead to confusion between
other towns such as Narrogin and Nungarin. The name was changed to
Bruce Rock after the large granite feature located close to the town.
The townsite was gazetted in 1913.
The rock was
named after sandalwood cutter, John Rufus Bruce, who worked in the
area in 1879.
Not too far from Bruce Rock is
Kokerbin Rock. Be sure to take the short diversion to see a mini Ayres
listed shire office building was opened in January 1929. Economically
the area depends on cropping of cereals, primarily wheat, but also
barley, lupins and peas. Livestock such as sheep, goats and pigs are
also raised in the area.
All of the main
church denominations are represented in Bruce Rock. Mostly modern.
The Bruce Rock
Hotel has great presence in the main street.
There is a
Vietnams Vets Memorial
and also the traditional cenotaph.
There are a
number of heritage buildings in Bruce Rock
and there is also the Museums.
Bruce Rock is a
bit of a surprise, and the traveler will delight in the visit. An
overnight should be a consideration.