The Forests of Warburton - a Pictorial Heritage - 1853 to 2012

1922 to 1932 - Enterprise Mill (La La)

1853 - Beginnings
1885 to present day - Dee Valley Mills
1889 to 1919 - Mills in the Wesburn and Old Warburton area
1890 - Roads to the Forests
1901 to 1964 - The Warburton Railway
1902 to 1906 - Anderson's Mill
1902 to 1939 - East Warburton and Onwards
1903 to 1907- Robinson's Mill No. 1
1905 to 1949 - Tramways of the Mills
1905 to 1928 - Parbury's Brookfield Mill
1906 - Wondwondah Estate and the Adventist Church
1907 to 1913 - Richards Mill
1907 to 1922 - Robinson's Mill No. 1
1908 to 1922 - Robinson's No 2 Mill (Cement Creek)
1909 to 1916 - Hermon's Mill (La La Estate)
1909 to 1949 - The Warburton Steam Railway
1911 to 1915 -The O'Shannassy Aqueduct and Weir
1915 to 1973 - Brimbonga Seasoning Works - East Warburton
1918 to 1925 - Sunnydale Mill, East Warburton
1919 to 1920 - Slocum and Walker's Mill
1920 - From the Bush to the Bungalow
1922 to 1932 - Enterprise Mill (La La)
1925 - Family Snow Trip to Mt Donna Buang
1932 to 1937 - Horner's Mill
1938 to 2000 - Tuckman's Mills
1950 - Welcome Back to Warburton
The Donna Buang Range
The Author's Personal Websites

Site of La La (Enterprise) Mill

1932 - La La Mill. looking south to Warburton township

1932 La La Mill, footy match in progress at bottom!

Aqueduct bridge crossing, La La mill

Enterprise Mill – La La - 1922 to 1931 

This was a very large mill, on the slopes of Mt Victoria, above the Warburton township, commencing in 1922, as the Enterprise Sawmilling Company. In 1925, ownership changed to Cuning, Smith and Company.The football ground was immediately below it.


Logs were transported to the mill along a tramway down from Cement Creek, and the sawn timber was then carried along the tramway to the La La siding, over a small bridge crossing the Yarra.


This bridge was sited near the LaLa sidings Turntable, close to the present-day Bramich Bridge.


On its journey north to Cement Creek, the tramway crossed the O’Shannassay Aqueduct on a concrete bridge, about 1 km west of Yuonga Rd. This bridge is still intact, but has deteriorated  and is littered with rubble, and is next to the O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail. The tramway alignment is partially visible where it enters the forest across the bridge.

This Mill closed down in 1932.

No trace remains of the Mill or its workings - it was sited at the end of the present-day Brisbane Rd.

1932 La La Mill, winter snow

Enterprise Mill rail tractor

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