MT. SOLUS


Grid Reference -32.469679,116.213986
Department DEC
Work Centre ?
District Perth Hills
Grading ?
Elevation (ASL) 574m
Height Original: 9m
Current: ?m
Construction Original: Timber
Current: Steel
Cabin size Original: ?m x ?m
Current: ?m x ?m
Public access to site Yes
In use since Original: 1934 - 201?
Current: 201? -
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This tower was due to be replaced in 2015 Did it happen in 2015?

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Screenshot of old map supplied by MLC in late 2019. The current tower. This photo came from an unknown source.
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The following quote is from an article in The Western Australia from Wednesday 6th Dec 1933, page 20:
"New Look-out Tower. One new look-out tower was being constructed on Mt. Solus, south of the Serpentine River, in the Jarrahdale district which would directly, overlook, a large area of young forest treated for natural, regeneration during recent years, and now carrying a splendid stocking of sapling jarrah. This tower, would also be able to give valuable cross 'bearings on distant smokes, working in conjunction with look-out towers on Mt. Dale, on the north and Mt. Wells, near Wuraming on the south. During the most dangerous weeks of the summer, towards the end of January and the beginning of February, Mt. Williams, east of Yarloop, would also be manned, to gain experience and information concerning fire control of country under the lee of this high point, where considerable' regeneration work had been undertaken during the ; past two years. Probably by next fire season it would be necessary to man Mt. Williams as an additional regular look-out station".

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