The Dancing Camp dam in the Kauaeranga Valley, Coromandel, in 1921 is about to be released. Water is overflowing the spillway at left, the logs are backed up against the dam, and the trip wire can be seen at left. When the moment comes, a bushman yanks the wire. A hammer then swings against the gate, the planks open and a torrent of water and logs cascades downstream.
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The Kauri Museum, Matakohe, Tudor Collins Collection
Photograph by Tudor Collins
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