Grid Reference -35.549991, 149.044639 (GDA)
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Elevation (ASL) 1375m
Height 6m to cabin floor
Construction Steel
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Public access to site Yes
In use since 1972 -
This tower is south of Tharwa. Origin of photo is unknown.

The Canberra Tims of July 8th 1972 reported: "The Department of the Interior has arranged a $2,076 contract for a fibreglass fire tower lookout cabin to be placed on Mount Tennent, near Tharwa. The cabin will be erected on a 20ft stand on top of the 4,544ft mountain and will provide a good view of the Canberra plain. A spokesman for the department said yesterday the cabin would take only a few days to install instead of several weeks as with more conventional lookout cabins which have been used in the ACT in the past. The new fibreglass cabin is the same as those used by the NSW Forestry Commission. It is expected to be installed before the summer."

Please click here for an ABC article (Dec 2014), including a photo inside the cabin with FLO.

Please click on thumbnails for enlargements
2022 photo and the Location map
were supplied by John Evans in November 2022

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