MT. WELLS


Grid Reference -32.698700, 116.335654
Department DEC
Work Centre ?
District Perth Hills
Grading ?
Elevation (ASL) 550m
Height Original: 12m
Current: ?m
Construction Original: Timber
Current: Timber
Cabin size Original: ?m x ?m
Current: ?m x ?m
Public access to site ?
In use since Original: 1929 - 1961
Current: 1962 -
The original Mt. Wells tower. Photo supplied by DEC - WA

The original tower was destroyed in the January Dwellingup fires in 1961. The replacement tower was first manned from 2nd January 1962
We're still trying to find out if the 2 towers were at the exact same location. Please contact us if you can help with this, thanks.
In some records, Mt. Wells is also known as Wourahming Hill.

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1st photo is the original Mt. Wells tower. Note the towerman's hut on the left. Photo supplied by DEC - WA
Other 4 photos are the construction of the new Mt Wells tower in 1961. Photos supplied by DEC - WA

Screenshot of old map supplied by MLC in late 2019.


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