Once the kauri logs had hurtled downstream from the dam, they reached calm water on a river or at a sea inlet. There they would they would be chained together and towed to the mills. This Pūhoi worker, Joe Rauner, is using a steel auger to drill a hole through the end of a log. A chain will be passed through the hole and then connected to a stronger towing chain.
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The Kauri Museum, Matakohe, Tudor Collins Collection
Photograph by Tudor Collins
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