Story: Bush trams and other log transport

12–bullock team (3rd of 3)

12–bullock team

In Northland, a 12-bullock team hauls a log over a skidded road. Horizontally placed saplings ease the passage of the logs. Sometimes the logs were placed on sledges, known as catamarans or ‘cats’.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
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Paul Mahoney, 'Bush trams and other log transport - Skidding and hauling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Paul Mahoney, published 24 Sep 2007