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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We have spent a month in the truly most relaxing beautiful place.  We came here to celebrate Ray’s 70th  birthday and it was perfect.  We sighted over 30 different  bird species and also lots of babies just out of the nest, what a wonderful sight to see!  It was good to catch up with Floyd, Olive, Plonky, Edith ( donkeys) and Max (alpaca)  We were very sad at the passing of Max’s Mum, Magenta.  But we smiled again after seeing Max after his first haricut.  Even the donkey’s didn’t recognise him!  Poor little Max!  Thank you PAul and Petrina for Ray’s Birthday treeat!  You both make staying at Clover Cottages very special.  Thanks again for a wonderful holiday!

14/11/13 to 2/12/13

Ray and Cheryl – Mandurah