Brookes historyCourtesy of Marre Norris

 

“Near the dam was a substantial orchard, including mulberry, apricot, peach, and fig trees. In the top corner of the orchard grew a rose, a beautiful specimen of the Danish ‘Konigen von Danemark’ variety, which previous visitors noted was “not prickly”. Globe artichokes, looking similar to Scotch thistles, still grow wild, indicating that these were one of the vegetables they found they could grow in the harsh climate in which they lived. The gnarled old rose bush survives at its original site and a descendant grows outside the Esperance Municipal Museum.”

John Simpson

 

Sarah Theresa Brooks plaque

Balbinia Rose

The Balbinia Rose

 

 

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