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07-June-2015
07-June-2015

Photographs supplied by Father Ted Doncaster

A monument commemorates the contributions of Benjamin Mason and other pioneers of the Canning district.

By 1866 Mason had constructed his own timber station and 100 men and their families were living in the area. In 1870 Mason formed a partnership with Francis Bird and it was this partnership which effectively opened up the Kalamunda area. By 1872 Mason and Bird had built their own horse drawn wooden railway line and timber was being transported from the mill, the 15 kilometres to the Canning River for shipment down to the port of Fremantle. It is still possible to see the site of the original timber station on Mason`s Mill Road, which runs off Canning Road at Carmel.

Location

Address:Marriamup Street , Mason`s Landing Park, Cannington, 6107
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.024444
Long: 115.937222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Link:http://www.acph.nicheit.com.au

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1963
Front Inscription

“Mason`s Landing”

Site of the timber mill and landing established by Benjamin Mason, pioneer of the Jarrah timber industry in "The Canning" 1861.

From this landing, timber felled and drawn from the Darling Ranges was conveyed by barge to the Port of Fremantle for export.

Back Inscription

Memorial
Erected 1963
To honour the pioneers of the Canning District

Their fortitude and endurance will forever be remembered

 

Source: MA,ACPH
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