Story: Kauri forest

Milling kauri, 1900s

Milling kauri, 1900s

The steamship Melbourne is being loaded with sawn kauri at Chadwick’s sawmill on the Pahi River, Northland, about 1907. After Europeans began settling in New Zealand, timber milling became important, supplying both domestic and overseas markets. Large, steam-driven sawmills were built along waterways and on harbours.

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The Kauri Museum, Matakohe
Reference: 1996.373.218.W2

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Joanna Orwin, 'Kauri forest - Using kauri', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 October 2021)

Story by Joanna Orwin, published 24 Sep 2007