The opening of the Esperance to Salmon Gums Railway, while still awaiting the link to be completed to Norseman.

With the completion of the railway to Salmon Gums, the Esperance representative on the Esperance Roads Board for the Mallee resigned, in order to allow the Mallee to elect their own representative to the Esperance Board.

 

FIRST SHIPMENT OF WHEAT

The first shipment of wheat from the Esperance district took place. A German-owned auxiliary powered sailing vessel, a four mastered barque, the Carl Vinnen lifted 18,132 bags of wheat (6460 tons) from the Jetty.

 

Taking Bags of Wheat to Jetty

TAKING THE LOADED WAGON WHEAT CARTS TO THE OUTER BERTH OF THE JETTY

 

 

Bags of Wheat Stacked

BAGS OF WHEAT STACKED IN THE ESPERANCE RAILWAY YARD (PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN- COURTESY ESPERANCE MUSEUM)

 

Carl Vinnen

THE CARL VINNEN (PHOTOGRAPHER- C. SANDELL)

 

The Population had increased after the World War and again there was a need for a hospital. Tenders were called for the relocation of the Wellard Hospital to Esperance.

The ownership of the Thomas River Station (Lynburn) was transferred to John Frazer Chisholm.

Salmon Gums was gazetted and declared a town site on the 6th February with 22 lots advertised for sale. The town was named after the Eucalyptus salmonophloia (Salmon Gum) that grows there.

 

CC Woods - Salmon Gums ad

 

 

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