Story: Logging native forests

Sawing medal (2nd of 2)

Sawing medal

Lowther Farquharson and Jim McIntosh of Southland were champions with the crosscut saw. In 1909 they set a world record for sawing a 20-inch kahikatea log in 15.2 seconds. The record stood until 1956. This medal from 1916 is for another of their competition successes.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Logging native forests - Logging and sawmilling, 1840–1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/14056/sawing-medal (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007