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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 - Store

Another update. Still Solar Pumps but the tattoo studio now has another entrance at the rear, running off the highway. December 2017. Photos Ref: KEYS005


Keysbrook - Shelter

Across the road from the store building is this sturdy shelter and small playground. March 2017. Photos Ref: KEYS006


Keysbrook - Street Library

The re-vamped road-side shelter is still a shelter but now houses the Keysbrook Street Library. January 2021. Photos Ref: KEYS007


Keysbrook - Street Library

The street library again. How about this? A bookshelf is attached to the wall full of books. Several pictures are hanging on the walls. A box of books sits on the bench opposite, out of picture. Someone or some group has recently been very busy around this end of town. Great to see, well done! January 2021. Photos Ref: KEYS008


Keysbrook - Cycles Recycled

A clever bit of advertising outside an interesting looking property on the main street. January 2021. Photos Ref: KEYS009


Keysbrook - RUOK Tree

Keysbrook's own RUOK blue tree in a paddock just south of the street library. January 2021. Photos Ref: KEYS010


Keysbrook - Stock Loading Ramp

Almost opposite the old school site is this disused stock loading ramp. Retained but now consigned to history instead of sheep markets. Photos Ref: KEYS011


Keysbrook - School Site

In what is now Myara Brook Reserve is the site of the old Keysbrook school, 1927-1930 then 1935-1954. January 2021. Photos Ref: KEYS012


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: KEYS013


Keysbrook - Train in Rail Siding

Southbound, ARG S3302 with a 54-wagon bulk freight consist waits in the Keysbrook loop for a north-bound similar to clear the Keysbrook - Pinjarra mainline section. April 2011. Photos Ref: KEYS014


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. The NBN dream? April 2011. Photos Ref: KEYS015


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: KEYS016


Keysbrook - Heytesbury Stud

A couple of kilometres south of the Keysbrook townsite is the Heytesbury Stud. An impressive entrance to the property off the highway. That building may have once been the gatekeeper's cottage. April 2018. Photos Ref: KEYS017

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