The Westpac building on the corner of Stubbs and Carruthers Street was originally built in 1929 for the Challenge Bank (est 1817). It was made up of six rooms including a Managers room and the banking chambers. The residence for the Bank Manager is just behind on Carruthers Street.
This is a scale model aircraft which is a tribute to Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Victory is a single engined bi-plane which made its first RFDS flight in 1928. The first flight to Lake Grace was made in 1974.
The Royal Flying Doctors Service was founded by the Reverend John Flynn. The service now covers more than 80% of Australia. 45 aircraft fly from around 23 bases which makes no one more than 90 minutes from medical help.
The Visitor’s Information Centre is located in the old Station Master’s house
The railway came to Lake Grace in 1916 and was an important link in transporting in general supplies, food and mail. The house was built in 1924 and a newly appointed Station Marster arrived in 1925. The station was closed in 1987.
Lake Grace is around 347kms south east of Perth and you pass through the town enroute to Wave Rock (Hyden), Esperance, Albany or Perth – depending where you are coming from. TransWA operate a bus service which runs through Lake Grace on a route from Perth to Esperance.