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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What a fabulous getaway!  The cottage was everything you needed, the wildlife abundant and the greatest of all was that Grandad caught 10 good sized trout in 2  days, which was (in his words) ‘ the most fantastic 4 days ‘ that he could ever remember enjoy without Grandma with him!

David and Patricia Healey and “Grandad” Paddy