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D'arcy Lefroy's property


Shire of Manjimup

Place Number

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Smith Rd Pemberton

Location Details

Other Name(s)

100 Year Forest (One Hundred)

Local Government



South West

Construction Date

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List Adopted 08 Dec 2016

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 10 Jul 1997 Category A

Category A

Worthy of the highest level of protection: recommended for entry into the State Register of Heritage Places which gives legal protection; provide maximum encouragement to the owner under the Shire of Manjimup Town Planning Scheme to conserve the significance of the place; development requires consultation with the local authority and the Regional Heritage Advisor; a more detailed Heritage Assessment/Impact Statement to be undertaken before approval given for any development. Incentives to promote conservation should be considered.

Statement of Significance

Historic, Aesthetic and Scientific

Physical Description

Information needed from DEC
• Unique stand of karri trees, and;
• Uniform size and age.


This area of forest is the location of Gerald D’Arcy Lefroy’s property
which he took up in 1862. The area was originally called Yarkernup and
later the property was known as Karri Hill. Lefroy cleared 23 acres of
forest for grazing, wheat and for a homestead. The wheat venture was
not successful, and in 1875 the property was purchased by the Giblett
family, who allowed the forest to grow back.
In 1916 the area came to the attention of CE Lane-Poole the first
Conservator of Forests. By then the trees were a substantial size. He
demonstrated to a sceptical government and public that karri forests, once
cut, could be successfully regrown. He proposed that the area should be
permanently dedicated as State Forest and not cut and converted to
agriculture. The area was purchased in 1916 and became the first are of
karri forest under management of the Forests Department.
The trees are a uniform sized and age, which makes this a unique forest
area, known as the One Hundred Year Forest. As it now approximately
125 years old, DEC refers to it as Founders Forest.


Integrity: Good
Authenticity: Good




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Heritage & Conservation Professionals; "Shire of Manjimup Municipal Heritage Inventory". Shire of Manjimup 1995 Adopted 1997.

Place Type

Historic Site


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Present Use FORESTRY Other

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Timber industry
PEOPLE Early settlers

Creation Date

23 Mar 1998

Publish place record online (inHerit):


Last Update

29 Apr 2021


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