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Sawmill, Ōtautau

Sawmill, Ōtautau

Timber has been an important part of Ōtautau’s history. Until the closure of its sawmill in 2009, the township’s largest employer was timber company, Bright Wood, which sourced timber from all over Otago and Southland and processed it, mostly for export.

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David Grant, 'Southland places - Western Southland', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by David Grant, updated 25 May 2015