Last updated 24Jun23

Rayners Saw Mill site

Rayners Saw Mill site is located within the ring road of the Mountain Creek car park in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

Location: GR 55H FA 71562-74598 (MGA94), Tidbinbilla 8627-2S 1:25000

Vestigial remains of Rayners Sawmill, March 2008

Visits: 24 Jun 23, 4 Mar 08

Photographs are available.


• KHA Namadgi database (private source). Site 778.

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Cultural Resource Survey and Conservation Plan 20 May 1991. David Bulbeck and Philip Boot. P 105-106. See extracts of the relevant pages in the photos above.

• From Signage on the TNR Church Rock Heritage Loop: “Rayner’s saw mill was in operation from 1919. Operations ceased after the 1939 bushfires. The timber from brown barrel (Eucalyptus fastigata), was used for Canberra’s houses, bridges and the Tharwa Hall. Sawn tree stumps and remains of the mill can be seen near the Red Hill Trail.”