The Study examines
the Warburton Forests, and looks at the development and in particular the evolution of the sawmilling industry in Warburton
and nearby areas.
General descriptive information about the history of important locations is given, with maps.
It includes the principal mills, which were:
- Robinson's Wonwondah Mill - 1903 to 1907 (Robinson, Duncan and Munro)
- Robinson's No. 1 Mill - 1907 to 1922
- Robinson's No. 2 Mill - 1909 to 1921
- Enterprise Sawmilling Company 1922 to 1925
- Cuming, Smith and Company - 1925 to 1932
- Richard's Mill - 1907 to 1913
- Anderson's Mill - 1902 to 1906
- Parbury's Mill (Brookfield Mill) - 1905 to 1928
- Horner's Mill - 1932 to 1937
- Slocum and Walker's Mill - 1919 to 1920
- Tuckman and Peacock (Warburton) - 1938 to 1950
- RIchard's Mill (East Warburton) - 1945 to 1974
- Seasoning Works (East Warburton) - 1914 to 1973
- Horner's Mill (La La Estate) - 1909 to 1916
- Sunnydale Stave Mill (East Warburton)
There were many smaller Mills in the Warburton area - some of
these were short-lived and their operations are not described in this present study.
Mason and Grant (East Warburton) - 1923 to 1932
Lay (East Warburton) - 1944 to 1945
Spencer (Wesburn) - 1950 to 1981
Adams (Warburton South) - 1948 to 2001
Yelland Brothers (East Warburton) - 1948 to 1970
Mills in other areas near Warburton are generally outside the scope of this
study, with some exceptions.