What a town!!!! Esperance is a coastal town, with great beaches a great commercial future and lifestyle. Surprisingly the population is only 14/15k. Esperance is also the tourist and beach resort for the Kalgoolie mining area.
French explorers are credited with making the first landfall near the present day town, naming it and other local landmarks whilst sheltering from a storm in this area in 1792. The town itself was named after a French ship, the Espérance
In 1802, British navigator Matthew Flinders sailed the Bay of Isles, discovering and naming places such as Lucky Bay and Thistle Cove.
The area of the Esperance town site was first settled by the Dempsters, a pioneer family of Scottish descent, in the 1870s.
Esperance is a great place that deserves an extended visit.