Travelling north from Esperance and looking to the Nullarbor Crossing we reach Grass Patch. Grass Patch is a small town with a giant military hero as its draw card. Having only a population of 40, Grass Patch is a very small place.
The townsite was proposed in 1910 when land in the area was being opened up, and as a watering spot for the planned Esperance to Norseman Railway which was completed 15 years later.
Although the area was already well known as "Grass Patch", locals sought a more suitable name for the town when it was gazetted in 1923. Of the three nominated, "Warden" was chosen. However, objections were soon raised about this name and later the same year it was changed back to Grass Patch.
Be sure to take the time to stop a while at Grass Patch.