The Esperance Municipal Museum opened on the 9th October, in the original Customs-Railway Goods Shed.

“Alchera” Homes for aged people were opened. They were administered by the Recherche Aged Welfare Committee.

A hostel was opened for the frail aged, funded by Rotary, the Recherche Committee and the Shire of Esperance.

Cape Le Grand, although vested in the National Parks Board, came under the control of the newly created National Parks Authority. The national park covers an area of 31,390 hectares. In 1972 the Western Australian Museum undertook a major biological survey as there was little known about the biological and geological features of the park.

The town’s population was 8,070.




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