The Group Settlement schemes of the 1920s and 1930s were an economic and social disaster. There are many stories of hardship from this era. In these days where false advertising is not permitted it is hard to understand how a government could advertise in British papers offering working farms and entice migrants to Australia where they were given an axe and taken into the karri forest to clear their own land! Many walked off the land.
The Cape to Cape region is one area where group settlement schemes were established. Small communities sprang up everywhere, and facilities such as schools were established. Here is a shot of the Yallingup Siding school that is still standing today (although in pretty poor condition).