TEESDALE


Grid Reference -32.723840, 116.034809
Department DEC
Work Centre ?
District Perth Hills
Grading ?
Elevation (ASL) 330m
Height 12m
Construction Timber
Cabin size ?
Public access to site ?
In use since 1935 - 1961
Scanned copy supplied by Paul Jones. Source is unknown.

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Scanned copy supplied
by Paul Jones.
Source is unknown.

We are still researching which tower came first; the short one or the tall one.

Tower was destroyed in the January Dwellingup fire in 1961
In a Departmental document from 5th April 1961 it states: Replace with 60ft tower on a new site yet to be fixed but probably 10-15 chains west of the original site. A tree in this vicinity has been pegged and it is reported that a new site will offer definite advantages.

In Nov 2019, Max Le Clercq reported: Co-ordinates approx - no remains of tower, destroyed in 1961 fire. Was located on Teesdale Hill just west of Dwellingup.

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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