Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Dwellingup

Dwellingup was a nice little town. Though getting to it as damp. I passed the POW camp, but it was showering at the time.

This guy at the information center looked how i felt at the time. Still, heading out towards Collie, the trail was nice and easy for a while.

With all the modern cons. The local area is now big on mining, but it orginally was logging. There is still logging today though. I stopped and saw King Jarrah. Looked a lot like this tree:

But standing upright. It also had green leaves, the bark was alive.. Okay, not a lot like that one. The one above is called "Whim". I didn't find out why. It was 600years old when they cut it down and mounted it in the park.

2 comments:

  1. http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&docid=qdJM9z3nmYNAQM&tbnid=TKJnTcX2ZwCIGM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fpickeringbrookheritagegroup.com%2Ftimber1.html&ei=F-vZU-neFNPq8AXygYGoCg&bvm=bv.72185853,d.dGc&psig=AFQjCNHBQZKxaNiI0Nl1wMOwQ9x0fpsLgw&ust=1406876764510130
    THIS IS A WHIM

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  2. So that is what a 'whim' is. "
    In the early years, four wheeled Whims were used throughout the industry for..."
    Wonderful historical photos also. Thank you.

    shorter url: http://pickeringbrookheritagegroup.com/timber1.html

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