SAWYERS


Grid Reference -31.902182, 116.219159
Department DEC
Work Centre ?
District Perth Hills
Grading ?
Elevation (ASL) 377m
Height Original: 9m
Second: 37m
Construction Original: Timber
Second: Steel
Cabin size Original: ?
Second: ?
Public access to site ?
In use since Original: 1935 - 1990?
Second: 1990 -
Photo (19??) kindly supplied by DEC. The cabin can be seen neaar the bottom dishes.

The original tower was demolished in 19??.

Please click on thumbnails for enlargements
Screenshot of old map supplied by MLC in late 2019. Photos were supplied in May 2020 by the Mundaring
and Hills Historical Society Inc. via Trish Beaman
and used with permission, thanks.
Was the structure in the 1st photo from the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society Inc. one of the so called a "substation"? In a newspaper story from 1922 (just after Gunjin and Dale towers were built) it states "Twenty five miles of telephone line link the lookouts (Gunjin and Dale) with district headquarters at Mundaring Weir and four substations on the tops of smaller hills".
Please get in touch with us if you can help us solve this mystery, thanks. The following quote is from an article in The Western Australia from Wednesday 5th Mar 1935, page 16:
Nine Fire Towers. During the past 12 months the scope of fire detection throughout the forest areas of the South-West had been extended by the erection of four additional fire towers, one near Sawyer's Valley, one at Teesdale (near Dwellingup), one on Mt. Keats and one on Mt. William, in the Yarloop area.

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