Logging history wheels its way into heritage park

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup shire project manager Jessica Winters, second from left, with Manjimup Men's Shed members Wayne Rowe, Leon Brooks and president Francis Hull.
Camera IconManjimup shire project manager Jessica Winters, second from left, with Manjimup Men's Shed members Wayne Rowe, Leon Brooks and president Francis Hull. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times/Tari Jeffers

Pieces of Manjimup’s heritage have been restored and returned to the Manjimup Heritage Park for people to learn about and enjoy.

As part of the Manjimup shire staff’s bid to best represent the region’s history, the Manjimup Men’s Shed has restored several historic items used in the timber industry.

Last week the Men’s Shed completed and returned two log jinkers which are now on display in the park.

The jinkers were used by timber workers to move objects in the bush with greater ease.

Men’s Shed president Francis Hull said the group had the items for about two years.

“We replaced the dilapidated timber, sandblasted them and provided rust treatment,” he said. The bigger of the two log jinkers will be used in a new rail heritage display.

“I think they turned out well,” Mr Hull said.

“We wanted them to look like they did when they were being used in the bush.”

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