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.
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.
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