Story: Bush trams and other log transport

Log drive

Log drive

At Goldies Bush in the Waitākere Ranges in the early 1920s, this kauri dam has just been tripped and the logs are hurtling downstream in a flood of water.

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Paul Mahoney, 'Bush trams and other log transport - Moving kauri: dams and rafting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Paul Mahoney, published 24 Sep 2007