Image 1-1

1920 - 1929

  • January 1924 First group settlers arrive.
  • 16 Schools established out on groups.
  • Agricultural bank takes over responsibility for the scheme from the Government.
  • 1928 Northcliffe District High School established
 

Image 1-2

1930 - 1939

  • The Great Depression bites
  • The price of butterfat drops.
  • 1932 Railway line opened to Northcliffe.
  • Group Schools begin to close.
 

Image 1-3

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.
 

Image 1-4

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
 

Image 1-5

1960 - 1969

Suggestions and events needed for this decade and photos too.
 

Image 1-6

1970 - 1979

  • Northcliffe Pioneer Museum established
  • Hippy invasion as a younger generation seek an alternative lifestyle
 

Image 1-6

1980 - 1989

  • D’Entrecasteaux National Park established and Northcliffe bills itself as the “Gateway to the D’Entrecasteaux"
 

Image 1-6

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
 

Image 1-6

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
 

Image 1-6

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
  • Laundromat opens at the Family Centre
 

Image 1-11

2020 - 2020

  • 2024 Centenary celebration