Manjimup Timber Worker's Memorial


This page is a transcription of the Memorial located at the Manjimup Timber Park Museum. The Memorial is dedicated to those people who lost their lives while working for the Timber Industry, Forestry and CALM. There are 2 sections to this transcription with workers listed under their respective industry.


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Timber Industry

Geoffrey SPRING of Jarnadup. (Swamper) Age Unknown. Struck by falling Limb. Jarnadup.

George Henry TURNER of Jarnadup. Aged 36 years. Struck when a horse drawn cable broke whilst hauling logs at Big Brook. 10 June 1915.

Stanley LAWRENCE of Jarnadup. (Guard) Aged 21 years. Fatally injured between log ends. Jarnadup 21 August 1918.

Thomas LANG Jr. of Jarnadup. (Guard) Age Unknown. Fatally injured in wagon shunting accident. Jarnadup October 1919.

Henry Edward JACKSON of Pemberton. Aged 42 years. Struck by a 500mm limb. Big Brook Dam, 6 October 1927.

Angelo ZANNI of Pemberton. Aged 47 years. Back broken by a falling branch. Big Brook, 27 October 1927.

A.H. GOODING of Pemberton. (Swamper) Aged 18 years. Hit by broken log haulage cable. Pemberton, 24 May 1928.

A. NEWAN of Pemberton. (Swamper) Aged 24 years. Struck by handle of log loading windlass. Pemberton, 26 June 1928.

Oswald KELLY of Pemberton. (Rail Traffic Manager) Age Unknown. Slipped beneath log wagon wheels. West Pemberton 17 August 1934.

Ernest Stanley KERN of Pemberton. Aged 37 years. Struck by a limb from a tree he was falling. Springfield 6 August 1936.

James HAMILTON of Jardee. Aged 27 years. Fell between flat top log truck and was run over. Jardee Bush Line December 1937.

William John KEOGH of Pemberton. Aged 27 years. Struck by a "hung up" limb. Cascades Road. 15 February 1938.

John RICHARDSON of Pemberton. (Swamper) aged 29 years. Struck by log he was loading. Vasse Rd. 22 May 1940.

Ernest "Darby" DAVIS of Pemberton. (Leading Hand) Aged 35 years. Struck by log being hauled to landing. Springfield, 17 June 1940.

Norm AITKEN of Deanmill. Aged 41 years. Travelling to work in the guards van of the bush loco, when loco struck a fallen tree throwing him onto the brake wheel. 12 January 1941.

Mathew PERNICH of Manjimup. Aged 38 years. Struck by falling branch. 27 July 1943.

George JACKSON of Northcliffe. Aged 35 years. Struck by a limb whilst tree felling at Jardee, 15 December 1944.

Kenneth William FREEMANTLE of Pemberton. Aged 20 years. Struck by a branch which whipped back over stump. Piggott Rd. 3 May 1946.

Vince SARBIN of Yornup. (Swamper) Aged 65 years. Crushed by logs while unloading. Yornup 17 February 1948.

W.G. RUDD of Northcliffe. (Swamper) aged 23 years. Crushed by log while loading. Gardner 30 September 1952.

A. BRIGGS of Kent River. Aged 23 years. Struck by a redgum spar from adjacent tree. 20 August 1953.

P.R.W. TREGIDO of Nannup. (Swamper) aged 34 years. Jammed between two logs while unloading truck. Nannup, 11 December 1953.

G. D'LANZINI of Quinninup aged 38 years. Struck by lops of falling tree. 16 December 1953.

N. PLOZZA of Northcliffe. Aged 30 years. Struck by broken top of falling tree. Gardner, 22 February 1954.

MULLETTA Aged 50 years. Struck by a limb whilst falling tree. Pemberton 9 March 1956.

E. BUEZSACKI of Kent River. Aged 33 years. Struck by falling tree. 16 May 1956.

P. CANOZZI of Frankland River. (Crane driver) Aged 24 years. Struck by crown of falling tree. Frankland River 18 October 1956.

D. FORLIN of Jardee. Aged 23 years. Struck by limb thrown back over stump. Jardee 11 December 1956.

S. MAVRIC of Donnelly River. Aged 47 years. Struck on head by falling limb. 11 February 1957.

Roy Sydney KERN of Pemberton. Aged 30 years. Struck by falling limb. Pemberton, 11 November 1958.

Eric WALKER of Nannup. (Dozer driver) aged 40 years. Struck by flying cable when hook broke. Nannup, 17 December 1959.

M. KOLODZIESKI of Quinninup. (Swamper) Aged 38 years. Struck by free-falling Jarrah tree. Quinninup 17 August 1960.

C.P. RUMENOS of Manjimup. (Truck Driver) Aged 22 years. Struck by log while unloading. Dingup 30 January 1964.

B. BEVC of Chowerup. Aged 29 years. Killed by an adjacent tree which was struck. Chowerup 24 August 1964.

E. W. RUSSELL of Nannup. (Truck driver) age unknown. Sruck by log while unloading. Nannup, 25 June 1965.

G. UPTON of Nyamup. Aged 40 years. Fatally injured by a tree which uprooted. Nyamup, 12 January 1966.

C.P. SMITH of Yornup. (Truck driver) Aged 20 years. Struck by log while unloading. Yornup, 22 August 1968.

Jack RATE Aged 60. Struck by a limb from a burning tingle pole during a prescribed burn at Woodbale Hills. Walpole 23 December 1969.

O.G.Joe PAGANINI of Manjimup. Aged 29 years. Struck by a tree which broke off. Deanmill, 29 June 1976.

I. McPHEARSON of Walpole. Aged 28 years. Struck by a tree which had "hung up". Walpole 3 May 1977.

Phillip H. McNABB of Manjimup. Aged 64 years. Caught by the lops of a falling tree. Northcliffe 16 August 1977.

Wayne S. BEEBE of Northcliffe. Aged 27 years. Crushed by a tree he had felled when it "see sawed". Pemberton 14 February 1978.

Len HUGAN of Quinninup. Aged 26 years. Struck by tree while driving bulldozer. Quinninup, 4 April 1978.

M McCUTCHEON of Deanmill. Aged 29 years. Killed by a tree which had lodged in another crown. Deanmill, 27 March 1980.

M.B. MILLS of Pemberton. (Truckdriver) Aged 25 years. Struck by log while unloading. Pemberton, 23 December 1980.

Stephen SMEATHERS of Northcliffe. (Loader Driver) Aged 24 years. Crushed by loader which overturned. Pemberton, 22 December 1983.

Fulvio GUIMELLI of Manjimup. (Loader driver) aged 23 years. Falling Karri struck loader he was driving. Walpole 13 November 1985.

Noel FLEAY of Walpole. Aged 36 years. Struck by a tree which fell early. Wye Block 13 February 1986.

Steven FONTANINI of Manjimup. Aged 33 years. Fatally injured in log truck accident on SW Highway, 40 km north of Walpole. 6 February 1989.

P.S. McFADYEN of Nannup. Aged 36 years. Struck by a tree which flung back. Tanjannerup Block 27 February 1990.

Ernie BUEGGE of Manjimup. Aged 49 years. A dislodged epicormic fell and struck him. Manjimup, 25 March 1991.

D.T. KELLY of Manjimup. (Loader driver) aged 21 years. Struck by karri while clearing exaust. Walpole, 20 March 1995.

Trevor CEDERMAN of Pemberton. Aged 42 years. Struck by a tree which fell without warning. Crowea Block, 16 May 1995.

D.J. MONK of Manjimup. Aged 31 years. Struck by a large bridged limb. Solai Block, 30 June 1995.



Forestry and CALM

John RATE Aged 59. Struck by limb in aftermath of fire. Inlet Block, Walpole.

Dick SPENCER Aged 45 years. Fataly injured when Bulldozer fell of truck. Navvy Rd, Manjimup, 1948.

John HILLIGER of Willow Springs. Aged 37 years. Encircled by a wildfire and perished. Easter Block, Nannup, 2 January 1958.

Robert JOHNSTON of Willow Springs. Aged 30 years. Encircled by wildfire and perished. Easter Block, Nannup, 2 January 1958.

George McCORKILL of Willow Springs. Aged 64 years. Encircled by wildfire and perished. Easter Block, Nannup, 2 January 1958.

John WILTSHIRE BUTLER of Willow Springs. Aged 37 years. Encircled by wildfire and perished. Easter Block, Nannup, 2 January 1958.

Bill BELLIANCZUK of Shannon River. Age Unknown. Died after clothes ignited during spring burn. Shannon River, 1958.

Arthur CLEVELAND of Northcliffe. Age Unknown. Trapped in flames during a prescribed burn. Shannon River 1960.

Fred JAESKE of Shannon River. Age Unknown. Trapped in flames during a prescribed burn. 1960

H PATTERSON of Nannup. (Timber inspector) Aged 61 years. Struck by dislodged redgum sapling. Nannup, 7 May 1962.

Louis FALCONE of Tone River. Age unknown. Heart Attack brought on by smoke agrivated asthma. Tone River 1964.

Robert DYER of Manjimup. Aged 30 years. Killed when truck hit tree. Corbalup Rd, 2 July 1968.


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