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Wellington Mills

Wellington Mill or Wellington Mills? It depends on where you look. The townsite was established back in 1900 when the Canning Jarrah Timber Co. commenced logging in the area. There was even a spur rail line coming out of Dardanup. Once up on a time a town of substance, it commenced into decline when the main mill was closed in 1919. What was left of the town was almost all destroyed in a fire in 1950. Still the town lives on, as you can see


Wellington Mills - Welcome Sign

In the centre of the hamlet on Wellington Mill Road is this sign which explains some of the history of Wellington Mills. July 2018. Photos Ref: WELL001


Wellington Mills - Jarrah Log

Next to the Welcome Sign is this old piece of logging machinery, a jarrah log, and a Gnomesville pointer. The log apparently belonged to a 350 year-old tree. Just goes to show you how long re-growth can take. July 2018. Photos Ref: WELL002


Wellington Mills - Sheds and Machinery

The fire shed, truck and machinery in town. July 2018. Photos Ref: WELL003


Wellington Mills - Road

On a bend on Wellington Mill Road heading south. Look at those majestic trees. July 2018. Photos Ref: WELL004


Wellington Mills - Cottage

Close to the centre of town is this cottage and sheds. You can see some of the pine plantations in the background. July 2018. Photos Ref: WELL005


Wellington Mills - Hall

Across the road from the welcome sign and log is the local hall which with that stained-glass window, resembles a church. July 2018. Photos Ref: WELL006


Wellington Mills - House

How about this for such a beautiful home in such an incredible setting? This is Lane Chiropractic Services available Saturdays. The provider must surely live here. July 2018. Photos Ref: WELL007


Wellington Mills - Gnomesville

About 1.5 kilometres south of the Wellington Mills townsite, and on the Ferguson Road, is Gnomesville. A very popular tourist stopping point. Apparently back in the 1990's, local resident Kathleen Rees placed a single gnome in the hollow of a tree in this area. Then others followed, and look at it now - there are thousands! July 2018. Photos Ref: WELL008


Wellington Mills - Gnomesville

Amongst the many, many gnome displays here is this one put together by some members of Duncraig Senior High School, Bushrangers W.A. Cadets. July 2018. Photos Ref: WELL009

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