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

1909 to 1916 - Hermon's Mill (La La Estate)

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

1918 - Hermon's La La Estate tramway

2012 - Old weir on La La Falls Track (author's photo)

Hermon's La La Estate Mill

In 1909, a small mill was built by Mr Hermon, sited near the La La Falls.  It is believed that logs were transported to this mill from Hermon's Mt Bride Mill, futher to the south.

A log tramway alongside the Four Mile Creek carried timber to the La La sidings.

The mill closed down in 1916. 

A 3.5 km return walking track leads up to the Falls, through the dense jungle of the Four Mile Creek Gully.

The track is reached from Park Rd (opposite the Sanitarium Factory) along Old Warburton Rd to the start of the track on Irruka Rd (about 1 km from Warburton).

This track follows the alignment of Hermons timber tramway, which became a popular walking track for visitors to Warburton in the early 1900s, ending at the Falls.

As at 2012, no trace remains of the tramway, apart from old logs adjacent to the alignment. The area was devastated by bushfires in 1939.

Another mill existed between 1909-1911 opposite the start of the present day walking track.

A small weir was built across Four Mile Creek in the 1940s, and its remains may be seen just off the track, about 200 m from the start. It is heavily overgrown, and a rusting barbed wire fence and iron gate marks its perimeter.

The Track is very slippery after heavy rain, and care is needed. Parts of it are rocky and steep, over steps and boardwalks, and it terminates at a viewing platform at the base of the Falls.

2012 - La La Falls (author's photo)

2012 - track to La La Falls (author's photo)

2012 - Start of La La Falls track (author 's photo)

2012 - map of location

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