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Grid Reference -34.625229, 115.880924 (GDA)
Department DEC
Work Centre ?
District Pemberton
Grading ?
Elevation (ASL) 235m
Height On Ground
Construction ?
Cabin size ?
Public access to site ?
In use since 19?? - 197?

This cabin was abandoned in 1973.

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Screenshot of old map supplied by MLC in late 2019. MLC also reported: Became increasingly important following demise of both Gardner & Boorara trees.
Unusually located just inland from the coast.

In October 2021, MLC met with Pat Collins. Pat was a Technical Officer with the Forest Department's Working Plans Branch at Manjimup in the 1960s and 70s. One of her jobs was to update, prepare and install the maps inside the lookout towers annually. Pat provided the following recollection in an interview with MLC:
After a trip to Boorara Tree with Len Nicol for the delivery and installation of that fire season's map board (which involved using a "flying fox" arrangement to get the board into the cabin after the louvres had been removed), they went on to the recently erected Callcup site to deliver that lookout's map board also. Pat's memory of the structure was that it was a simple concrete slab base on top of the sand dune, four thin poles (material unknown) supported what she thinks was a simple canvas roof, and that several sides of the "gazebo" may have also had canvas walls (probably those facing south and west). When asked, she felt the canvas may have been of a green colour, but couldn't swear to it. It had, she believes, a very rudimentary table to support the map board. No photos were taken of the site at the time of the visit as best as she remembers. She thinks the year was about 1970-71.

On page 49 of Dave Evans' book "Lookouts of the Karri Country" it states: "The lookout on Callcup Hill was upgraded and quarters constructed and it was manned for several summers while an accurate assessment of overall tower requirements for the Pemberton and Manjimup districts was being made".
We assume the "gazebo" structure that Pat recalls was what was in use before the upgrade that Dave refers to.

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