Lake Clifton Tunnels

Author

Shire of Waroona

Place Number

08636

Location

Preston Beach Rd, Yalgorup National Pk Preston Beach

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Yalgorup Tunnels

Local Government

Waroona

Region

Peel

Construction Date

Constructed from 1890

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Category
Municipal Inventory Adopted 28 Nov 1995 Category 5

Statement of Significance

Tunnels have historic significance and demostrated early methods of tunneling and use of natural resources.

Physical Description

A series of tunnels set in limestone hills and rocky outcrops.

History

A series of tunnels set in limestone hills & rocky outcrops. Tunnels were dug by hand picks & the limestone carted by wheelbarrow supposedly for Bunbury breakwater.

Condition

Site Only

Place Type

Landscape

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Present Use OTHER Other
Original Use MINING Other

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Other STONE Limestone

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Technology & technological change
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Resource exploitation & depletion

Creation Date

16 Jun 1997

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

01 Jan 2017

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