Timber in the Southwest

Clover Cottage was built in 1875 from jarrah timber that was taken from the property.  It was was  before the time of industrial machinery in the southwest forests and using only hand tools.  Bullocks and horses would have helped with moving the timber.

Check out this fantastic footage about the Timber Industry in the 20s and 30s in the Southwest of Western Australia.

The men did it tough in the old days! .   This historic memorabilia was sourced by a retired forester, Jack Bradshaw, who has written a book about the Timber Industry.  The book is called ‘Jinkers and Whims’ and is available for purchase through this link www.vividpublishing.com.au/jinkersandwhims/.

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Hear from our guests

Our first family holiday in a long time lead us to this amazing place. We all found something that we loved the best.  Olivia’s favourite were clearly  the donkeys and she wanted to feed them all the time.  Emily loved the wood fire and Ben loved the donkeys and the chooks.  Nicole loved the tranquility and the beautiful scenery.  Tom’s favourite part was the fly fishing lesson for fishing trout.  We all loved everything and enjoyed our stay very much.

Thank you

17th July to 20th July 2013

Nicole and Tom from Perth