Thomas Garlick farmed the land northwards to where Yarloop now stands; this
adjoined the forest area, which was later granted to Millars Timber and Trading
Company as a falling concession.
Yarloop's association with the timber industry increased with the arrival
of brothers Charles and Edwin Millar in Western Australia at Torbay, near
Albany, after winning a contract to supply sleepers and construct part of
the land grant railway between Albany and Beverley in 1884