Welcome to York
Convicts were brought to the town in 1851 and contributed to regional development; the local convict-hiring depot didn't close until 1872, four years after transportation of convicts to WA ceased. York boomed during the gold rush in the late 1880s and early 1890s, servicing miners who were trucking east to Southern Cross, a goldfields town 273km away. Most of the town's impressive buildings date to this time.
These days York is an affable, country town with plenty to keep you out of trouble for a day or two.