Agricultural bank takes over responsibility for the scheme from the Government.
1928 Northcliffe District High School established
1930 - 1939
The Great Depression bites
The price of butterfat drops.
1932 Railway line opened to Northcliffe.
Group Schools begin to close.
1940 - 1949
World War II
Prisoner of War internment camp established on Middleton Road.
1946 Jane Forest named by Pemberton Forester-in-charge John D'Espessis after his daughter Jane.
1950 - 1959
New soldier settlement scheme brings new farmers to old blocks
Aboriginal people are still using pit traps along Lewis road to the west of Northcliffe.
Timber mill and milltown established
Tobacco cropping began but died overnight when the monopoly cigarette company decided the leaf wasn’t good enough.
Northcliffe Workers Club established
1960 - 1969
Suggestions and events needed for this decade and photos too.
1970 - 1979
Northcliffe Pioneer Museum established
Hippy invasion as a younger generation seek an alternative lifestyle
1980 - 1989
D’Entrecasteaux National Park established and Northcliffe bills itself as the “Gateway to the D’Entrecasteaux"
1990 - 1999
1994 ‘Friends of Jane’ set up a protest camp to protest clear felling of Karri for woodchips
1995 Bunnings closed their timber mill in Northcliffe
1995 Northcliffe Telecentre established in the Family Centre
1997 Town meeting set some objectives for the town
1999 Regional Forest Agreement signed by Prime Minister John Howard and Premier Richard Court, creating new conservation reserves
across the region and an industry development program to assist the timber industry to enter a new era with emphasis on downstream
processing and value adding.
Northcliffe's first Town Web Site launched by WA Governor General
R & I bank branch closes
Butchers shop closes and Video shop opens
2000 - 2009
Dairy industry deregulated, Bannister Downs responds by vertically integrating and moving into manufacturing
2001 four new forest walk trails launched by John Taylor
2004 Northcliffe Community Development Group established
The Northcliffe Interpretative and Cultural Centre (NICC) building opened to house the Public library, Visitor Centre,
Northcliffe Community Resource Centre (formerly Telecentre) and Southern Forest Arts gallery
Karri Country Good Food Co-op shop established
Northcliffe Cluster Mill project set up
Annual Karri Cup mountain bike championships established
Jane Forest becomes a National Park
2010 - 2020
2012 Babbington bush fire threatens Northcliffe and people evacuated
2014 90th birthday celebrations
2015 February bush fire burns across the region and threatens the town