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Spencers Brook

A small settlement on the Northam - York railway, and adjacent to the Avon River. Originally called Brookton, Mr Thomas Wilding constructed the hotel speculating that a major rail line from Perth would terminate here thus giving rise to extensive land development. That did not eventuate as the line went through to Northam instead. The area these days is an established farming community and a grain collection/storage depot exists next to the railway


Spencers Brook - Tavern

The grand two-storey tavern at Spencers Brook. This was erected in 1884 by Mr Thomas Wilding and in those days was known as the Brookton Hotel. The name changed to Spencer's Brook Hotel in 1920. January 2012. Photos Ref: SPBK001


Spencers Brook - Tavern

A closer look at the main entrance, the fine brickwork and the verandahs on the tavern. January 2012. Photos Ref: SPBK002


Spencers Brook - Tavern

This is the side view of the tavern. In this area is a beer garden with tables and chairs and plenty of shade. January 2012. Photos Ref: SPBK003


Spencers Brook - Hills and Paddocks

A short way north of the townsite are these paddocks and hill, burnt brown by the recent scorching weather. January 2012. Photos Ref: SPBK004

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