GRASS PATCH

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.

The Military tribute to Leslie Thomas Starchivich determines the stopover most worthwhile. Not just the structure of the memorial but mores of the citations . Well presented and interesting.

The Grass Patch Hotel is an historic structure and welcoming. Ideally time your visit to coincide with refreshment needs.

The Catholic Church is quite something given the small population.

Be sure to take the time to stop a while at Grass Patch.

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