Grid Reference -34.826143, 116.788763 (GDA)
Department DEC
Work Centre ?
District Frankland
Grading ?
Elevation (ASL) 411m
Height On Ground
Construction Brick / Timber cabin
Cabin size ?
Public access to site ?
In use since 1955 -
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.

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Mt Frankland in 1987, photo donated by DEC - WA

The cabin was rebuilt in 2011

Photos below, taken in 2012, were supplied by Paul Jones

A nice story about the start of the last year for the FLO appeared on the ABC (AUS) in Dec 2014. A copy of the article can be found here

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Screenshot of old map supplied by MLC in late 2019. MLC also reported:
Last lookout to be completed as part of the Forests Department system.
Mt Pingrup was considered as the final lookout, but was never built.
Photos (2020) taken &
supplied by Jack Bradshaw

The 2 photos above, taken in 2011, were supplied in Aug 2022 by Graeme Giudici from DBCA Bunbury and used with permission. Graeme also reported the following: We had the structure on top of the brick building replaced on Mt Frankland tower back in Dec 2011. We used a helicopter to drop the materials on sight as it was the only way it could be done.
Also thanks to Brad Bourke, also from DBCA Bunbury, for putting us in touch with Graeme.

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