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Negative - Waroona Drakesbrook, Western Australia, circa 1900 Image Reg. No: MM 5810

Description Of Content:
Horse teams with jinkers delivering logs to loading landing for loading onto the tramway to Drake's Brook Sawmill, Waroona District, Western Australia. The mill was built by Joseph McDowell and was operating in the 1890s.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Peter Collins, 1988
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: logging, railway lines, sawmills, timber, timber workers
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Forestry & Sawmilling
Tertiary Classification: sawmills
People Depicted: Collins, James Sullivan
Organisations Depicted: Drakess Brook Mill; Joseph Macdowell
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Drakesbrook Mill, Drakesbrook, via Waroona, Western Australia, Australia, circa 1900
Creator: Rembrandt Photo Co, circa 1900
Other Association (See Comments): Joseph Macdowell, Drakesbrook, via Waroona, Western Australia, Australia, circa 1890

Builder and original operator of mill


Nick McKinnon Posted on 20 Jul 2011 10:04 PM
Hi were there any sawmills operating east of Perth in connection with the railway and the goldfields between 1900 and 1915 or the beginning of the 20th century? Thanks.Nick.
Discovery Centre Posted on 02 Mar 2012 12:02 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Nick, apologies that we missed replying to this comment a while ago. We've just heard back from our curator who thinks that you would be best to contact the Western Australian Museum with your query. They also have a Discovery Centre (not affiliated with us) and can be contacted at discovery@museum.wa.gov.au

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