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Old Karridale Mill Park

A cache by SeabreezeOZ Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/11/2012
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

M.C. Davies
(1835-1913)

 

M.C.Davies was one of Western Australia's most successful timber entrepreneurs, establishing a timber industry in the State's south west

During M.C. Davies time in the State's South-West he became instrumental in establishing the sawmills at Coodardup, Karridale, Boranup and Jarrahdene, the town of Karridale, the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse , the Hamelin Bay and Flinders Bay Jetty, Alexandra Bridge and the extensive railway network that was required to transport the timbers to the ports. He was also the first Chairman of the Augusta Road Board.
In 1913 Maurice Coleman Davies died at home in Perth, the year the last of his saw mills closed.
A memorial park in his honour can be found at Old Karridale, originally the site of the once thriving saw-milling township that once supported a population of over 300 timber workers and their families.

In 1961 a fire destroyed what was left of the old town leaving only the solitary chimney stack from the mill.

Cache is a camoed 685ml sistema container with the usual log book, pencil and sharpener (please keep pencil seperate from log book bag to prevent punctures), some swaps for the kiddies and a nice FTF certificate. Good luck.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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