Jarrahdale Heritage Park
Take a walk around one of Western Australia’s oldest settlements.
The Jarrahdale Heritage Park was established under European settlement on the site of Western Australia’s first and largest timber concession. The original operation was founded by William and Thomas Wanliss, Peter Lalor and James Service who formed the Rockingham Jarrah Co in the 1870s. The Milling operation was subsequently owned by the Rockingham Jarrah Timber Company, The Neil McNeil Company, The Rockingham Railways and Jarrahdale Forests Company, Jarrahdale Jarrah Forests and Railways Ltd, Millars’ Karri and Jarrah Company Ltd and Millars Australia Pty Ltd & Bunning Limited.
The Mill Manager’s House was built in 1881 when Jarrahdale was the site of the first major timber milling operations in Western Australia, playing a key role in the export of jarrah around the world making significant contributions to the State’s economic growth.
The timber industry started in the district in the 1870s with at least 15 steam mills at various locations over the years.
Timber was a key industry in Jarrahdale with most of the 600 or so people who lived in the town dependent either directly or indirectly on the timber industry.
Milling officially ended in 1997.
- Jarrahdale Heritage Mill, Millars Road, Jarrahdale WA, Australia