MT. FRANKLAND


Grid Reference -34.826143, 116.788763 (GDA)
Department DEC
Work Centre ?
District Frankland
Grading ?
Elevation (ASL) 411m
Height On Ground
Construction Brick / Timber cabin
Cabin size ?
Public access to site ?
In use since 1955 -
Photo, taken in 1999-2000 during a holiday, was supplied by Shannon and Joey Hodgson from the USA. They have been interested in Lookouts for many years and are just on the tail end of their 12th season (Oct. 2008) as fire lookouts in Oregon, USA. Shannon and Joey are also members of the FFLA.

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Mt Frankland in 1987, photo donated by DEC - WA

The cabin was rebuilt in 2012

Photos below, taken in 2012, were supplied by Paul Jones


A nice story about the start of the last year for the FLO appeared on the ABC (AUS) in Dec 2014. A copy of the article can be found here

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Screenshot of old map supplied by MLC in late 2019. MLC also reported:
Last lookout to be completed as part of the Forests Department system.
Mt Pingrup was considered as the final lookout, but was never built.
Photos (2020) taken &
supplied by Jack Bradshaw
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ABC News in WA had a short (2min 22sec) video clip about fire towers in WA in Feb 2020. The first part covers the Bickley tower and second part of the clip covers Mt. Frankland. To view the footage, please click here

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