Grid Reference -34.211720, 115.781395 (GDA)
Department DEC
Work Centre ?
District Manjimup
Grading ?
Elevation (ASL) 226m
Height 33.5m
Construction Timber
Cabin size ?
Public access to site Yes
In use since 1948 - 19??
Photo, taken in 1999-2000 during a holiday, was supplied by Shannon and Joey Hodgson from the USA. They have been interested in Lookouts for many years and are just on the tail end of their 12th season (Oct. 2008) as fire lookouts in Oregon, USA. Shannon and Joey are also members of the FFLA.

The tree in the photo above was NOT used as a fire lookout. In his book 'Lookouts of the Karri Country', Dave Evans writes: The site had been selected some years earlier by Regional Forester Don Stewart after a tall jarrah tree nearby had been pegged and climbed to check the view. The tree was pegged by Len Nicol, working completely alone, in less than a day.

This tower is no longer used.

Please click on thumbnails for enlargements

1990 photo supplied by DEC Screenshot of old map supplied by MLC in late 2019. MLC also reported:
Originally named 'Biddelia' (name of the Dickson farm whose land was adjacent).
Changed instead to 'Dickson' to avoid confusion.
Photo (2019) taken & supplied by Jack Bradshaw

Photos of the pegged 'surveillance' tree were found in the DBCA Library by MLC
in July 2020. The slides were part of a collection, taken by Rick Sneeuwjagt in 1990.
Information found in Departmental papers
from Sep. 1971 and supplied by MLC

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