TURKEY MOUNTAIN NO. 6


Tower Number Barakula No. 6
Department DPIF
Work Centre ?
Region South West
Previous District Dalby
Elevation (ASL) ?
Easting
Northing
287395.00
7084314.00
Height 1m
Construction Timber
Cabin size ?
Public access to site ?
In use since
Removed in
1940 - ????
2017
Photos © Queensland DPI Forestry and used with permission (taken in 1965 - 1998)

This is the second oldest extant fire observation structure in Queensland. It looks over Native forest.

Please click on thumbnails for enlargement
Photo (2015) supplied by Carl Bacon
1998


Carl reported back in Aug 2017 with some sad news: "I have some rather disappointing news in relation to a number of towers around my area here in Chinchilla after a recent 4x4 trip around the state forest here. It appears as though QPWS have issued the order to demolish all of the existing towers within the Barkula and Bollon state forests. I can confirm that below towers have been demolished and removed from site. Some of these towers (Coondarra & Turkey Mt) have been transported to the local museum here in Chinchilla for restoration and display in the near future.
· Turkey Mountain #6 (Cabin removed)
· Coondarra #5 (Tower and footings complete removed)
· Waaje #4 (Tower and footings complete removed)
· Wongongera #8 (Tower and footings complete removed)
· Mt George #7 (Tower and footings complete removed)


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