Story: West Coast region

Loading timber, Bruce Bay

Loading timber, Bruce Bay

Although native timber is abundant in South Westland, the lack of roads made it difficult to transport before the Second World War. This complicated arrangement of derricks and a flying fox, shown here in about 1936, was used to load timber onto a barge at Bruce Bay.

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Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury, A. C. Graham Collection
Reference: 19710
Photograph by M. C. Lysons

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Forestry and fishing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21147/loading-timber-bruce-bay (accessed 19 November 2019)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 7 Sep 2016