Grid Reference -33.419524, 116.111951
Department DEC
Work Centre ?
District Wellington
Grading ?
Elevation (ASL) 347m
Height Original: 36m
Current: 40m
Construction Original: Timber
Current: Steel
Cabin size Original ?m x ?m
Current ?m x ?m
Public access to site Yes
In use since Original: 1958 - ?? - ??
Current: 2015 -
Photo supplied by Allan Jones

The Mungalup tower was the replacement for the Collie-Lucknow tower.

Please click on thumbnails for enlargements

New Mungalup has it's cabin installed
supplied by Allan Jones
Screenshot of old map
supplied by MLC in late 2019.
Supplied by DEC Photos (2020) taken &
supplied by Jack Bradshaw

The above photos were taken and supplied in late 2020 by MLC after we learned from the Memories of Harvey Facebook page, that the cabin of the old Mungalup tower was sitting in the DBCA yard in Collie. We are puzzled why the cabin bearers and cabin joists are longer than normal. In the DEC cabin photo above, we see planks laying around all four outsides of the cabin. We have not seen this on any other tall tower and are curious as to why it was done, and not ever repeated. The cabin is accessed through a trap door in the floor so how was access gained and why.
If you can shed light on this mystery, please do not hesitate to contact us and explain, thanks.

The 2 photos above, taken in 2015, were supplied in Aug 2022 by Graeme Giudici from DBCA Bunbury and used with permission. Graeme also reported the following: The structure was an old light tower from Leighton Beach, south-west of Perth, with a cabin thrown on top.
Also thanks to Brad Bourke, also from DBCA Bunbury, for putting us in touch with Graeme.

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