Dorothy Choppin lived at Lynburn Station from 1932-1938. When the family left Lynburn they drove their herd of 200 head of cattle, horses and spares, accompanied by Walter Dimer. The herd were hand feed along the way. The cattle were to be sold in Esperance.

An aboriginal helper drove their wagon loaded with chaff, hay, furniture and processions and the family followed with the stock. The only other homesteads along the way were the Dunn Family at “Boyatups”, Steins at Membinup and a small settlement at Dalyup.




At Myrup, they cut through the scrub to reach Scadden, where they leased an abandoned property for their cattle. The children attended school there as their four years old made up pupil numbers so that a school could function.


Dorothy Choppin - Tennis at Lynburn Station


In Esperance, Dorothy Choppin purchased a row of shops in Andrew Street next door to the Esperance hotel (then known as the Royal). Dorothy had a restaurant in one shop and the family lived in the other buildings.



Help Us Improve this Entry

Please enter your email, so we can follow up with you.

How Your Donations Can Help

By adding your information during time spent in the Esperance district you help expand this online biographical dictionary library. We welcome anything and everything, especially the following items:

  • Stories, recollections, reminiscences, biographies, memoirs, personal history, anecdotes, day book dairy, journals, record of experiences, accounts, letters, notes, logs
  • Memorabilia (of people’s childhood or those of their parents)
  • Books, articles, newspapers, comic book, periodicals, gazettes, magazines, calendars, programs
  • Maps, Brochures
  • Oral History, Video/Films
  • Photographs (that we can briefly borrow, scan and return).

If you would like to contribute to this library entry, please complete the form provided or email us at:


Pin It on Pinterest