Grid Reference -32.126250, 116.299894
Department DEC
Work Centre ?
District Perth Hills
Grading ?
Elevation (ASL) 543m
Height Original: 9m
Second: ?m
Construction Timber
Cabin size Original: ?m x ?m
Second: ?m x ?m
Public access to site Yes
In use since Original: 1922 - 19??
Second: 19?? - 19??
Photo (19??) kindly supplied by DEC - WA

The West Australian had a call for tender in it's paper on Thursday 14th July 1921:
FIRE DEPARTMENT TENDERS, closing 19th inst. are invited for the supply of material for and erection of FIRE LOOKOUT STATIONS, each consisting of an observation tower and hut, on the summits of Mt. Dale and Mt. Gunjin. Further particulars from the Conservator of Forests, Perth.

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Photo (19??) kindly supplied by DEC - WA Screenshot of old map supplied by MLC in late 2019.

Photos of the tower and towerman's hut were supplied in May 2020 by the
Mundaring and Hills Historical Society Inc. via Trish Beaman
We're still trying to establish what year they were taken.

The tower was refurbished in 1959

The following quote was found in the publication 'Forest Notes' from September 1973 (supplied by MLC):
'The time is coming when towerman will be selected for their ability to put up with crowds rather than solitude. Mt. Dale received 1250 visitors over the Easter weekend - fortunately only a small proportion climbed the tower'.

MLC supplied an old newspaper articles about Mt. Dale. Read the article here. The article appeared in the West Australian on June 30th 1951

The above photos were supplied by Tom Niven in late 2022. The 1st photo is an aerial shot from 1982 and the other 3 were taken in late 2022.
1st: The tower cabin can be seen to the top of the picture, the generator hut is to the RH side and the old radio mast sort of in between
2nd: The tower location site as it is now
3rd: The position of the hut was where the stone wall and the bollards are
4th: Old telephone pole with the insulators still there, 200m NW of the tower site

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