Story: Whanganui region

Sawmill, Ohakune

Sawmill, Ohakune

As forest was cleared for pasture, sawmills turned felled trees into timber for fuel, housing and railway sleepers. This is the Gamman & Co. sawmill, near Ohakune, around 1910.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Vegetation and human impact', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2024)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015