Esperance Land Development Company saw rapid development, with 273 farms being established. The land was being subdivided into holdings of about 2,000 acres and as half were to be sold, there would be about 350 holdings in all. In accordance with the agreement with the Western Australian Government, 700 acres were to be developed to pasture, before freehold title can be obtained.

Premier Hon. David Brand opened the Agricultural Show.

Construction continued on the breakwater, with work commencing on berth 1 of the land- backed wharf.

The town’s population was 4500 and there are 600 school children enrolled at Esperance Primary School.

The Esperance Primary School is demolished to make way for a bigger school.



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