The Barnetts Road Fire Tower

Barnetts Road Fire Tower

The above 8.5cmx5.75cm black & white photo comes from the collection of the late Pam Gartung (nee Corrigan),a longtime Berowra resident.

The fire tower shown was located out at what is now the Barnetts Road Reserve and Barnetts Look out. It was erected in the early 1960’s and used until about the end of the1980’s to watch for developing fires and report them. Other fire towers used in those years were built at Cowan and Canoelands  Now, our area has the Berowra Heights and Galston Fire lookout Towers.

The figure on the ladder draws the eye of the viewer. He seems to be wearing only swimmers, sunglasses, a shoulder bag & shoes! Must have been a hot summer’s day!


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