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Keysbrook

A tiny rural settlement half way between North Dandalup and Serpentine, on the South Western Highway. This is 62 kms south of Perth and takes its name from the nearby railway siding. The railway siding is on the Perth - Bunbury route and was constructed in 1897. The rail siding is thought to be named after early settler Mr Thomas Charles Keys who resided in the district between 1847 and 1885. The townsite was gazetted in 1916. Now famous horse country


 
 
   
 
 

Keysbrook - Store

The Keysbrook Store is rather a grand looking building just a few metres off the South Western Highway on Elliott Road. The store has changed hands once or twice in recent years. April 2011. Photos Ref: KEYS001

 

Keysbrook - Store

A view along the front of the Keysbrook Store. April 2011. Photos Ref: KEYS002

 

Keysbrook - Store

You can see the store off to the right. The highway sign proclaims its claims to fame. Look closely however .. there is a for-sale sign! Don't know how much business the store generates but it's in a lovely location and has what looks like a decent residential complex to the rear of the store. April 2011. Photos Ref: KEYS003

 

Keysbrook - Store

An update. The Keysbrook Store is no longer a general store. Now it is the home to Solar Pumps Sales. Still looks good. Wish the new owners and business well. The tattoo studio has survived all the changes. March 2017. Photos Ref: KEYS004

 

Keysbrook - Shelter

Across the road from the store building is this sturdy shelter and small playground. March 2017. Photos Ref: KEYS005

 

Keysbrook - Hall and Fire Depot

On Elliott Road a hundred metres or so from the store is the Keysbrook Hall and Fire Depot. April 2011. Photos Ref: KEYS006

 

Keysbrook - Train in Rail Siding

ARG S3302 with a 54-wagon bulk freight consist waits in the Keysbrook loop for a north-bound similar consist to clear the Keysbrook - Pinjarra mainline sector. April 2011. Photos Ref: KEYS007

 

Keysbrook - Telecommunications

Over the railway line and next to a farm paddock is this little building with wires and things sticking out of the ground. This seems to be the local telecommunications hub. April 2011. Photos Ref: KEYS008

 

Keysbrook - Hills at Dirk Brook

Just about one kilometre north of the Keysbrook townsite, at Dirk Brook, is this magnificent hill in the Darling Scarp overlooking the farm below. When driving along on the South Western Highway, this place is eye-catching especially when bathed in the afternoon sun. February 2012. Photos Ref: KEYS009


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