Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Logging kauri: log pile-up (2nd of 2)

Logging kauri: log pile-up

At rivermouths kauri logs accumulated in vast numbers, as here on the Waiwawa River, which reaches Mercury Bay near present-day Coroglen. It is likely they would have then been barged to a sawmill, probably at Whitianga.

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Kauri timber and gum', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016