John Scaddan’s tour of south east W.A.

Grass Patch people admiring Premier Scaddan’s vehicles. Note the makeshift pavilion where the official party are enjoying refreshments.Premier John Scaddan toured the south east of Western Australia in 1915. His party visited the towns of Norseman, Salmon Gums, Grass Patch, Esperance, Gibson, Ravensthorpe, Kundip and Hopetoun.

Premier Scaddan at Pink Lake, Esperance HRRC  have added 47 images taken by keen photographer L.E. Shapcott, who travelled as one of the Premier’s staff. Photographs include iconic images of people, houses, hotels, farms, vehicles and machinery. Shapcott Collection BA1104/279-325

One thought on “John Scaddan’s tour of south east W.A.

  1. I am after some historical photos of the Esperance region. Could you please notify me of where I can get these. I just need some digital copies…

    Thank you

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