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Stoneville to Mt Helena


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Plan your Trip

Distance        3.7 km

Gradient        2.0 – 2.8m

Timings         Walk   1 hour Cycle 20 mins

Points of Interest      

Stoneville Hall (built 1927) Private residence

Mt Helena Tavern (built 1902)

Junction of the 2 lines meeting

Stoneville Fire Recovery Statue – The Community

Mt Helena  Fire Recovery Statue - Regeneration

 

History

Stoneville

Settlement began in 1896 when a timber camp was established between Parkerville and Mt Helena (Lion Mill) to cut sleepers and firewood

Stoneville was established as a stopping place on the eastern railway in 1920 and a local progress association built the hall in 1944 to accommodate a local school which was operational until 1953.

Mt Helena

Mt Helena formerly White's Mill was established in 1882 to provide sleepers for the railway line.  Timber from this mill was also used in Woodbridge House at Guildford and in the interior of St Georges Cathedral in Perth.  White's Mill closed in 1888 and was replaced by Lion Jarrah Mill which patented a new type of flooring known as 'pavodilus", in which floor boards fitted together with nails and in 1896  exported jarrah paving blocks to England.

The Greenmount Road Board Office built the first brick building in 1906 which housed the local Government office at Lion Mill.  The government chose Lion Mill as its headquarters because of its large population due to junction of the 2 railway lines.  The township was renamed Mt Helena in 1924 and fruit growers and poultry farmers kept the town going after the closures of the sawmills.

 

 

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On the Trail

Toilets           Mt Helena

Picnic/BBQ    Mt Helena

Parking          Mt Helena Corner Keane/Sawyers

 

Further links

Food and Beverage

Mt Helena Tavern

Mt Helena Deli

Lion Mill Vineyards

Playgrounds

Stoneville

Mt Helena

Accommodation

Stoneville

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