Story: Hauraki–Coromandel places

Dancing Camp Dam

Dancing Camp Dam

The Dancing Camp Dam is a survivor of many dams that were erected in the Kauaeranga valley in the course of felling its stands of kauri. The dam would create a reservoir in which logs accumulated. At a certain point the dam would be breached, and the logs would tumble downstream in the flood, to be eventually delivered to sawmills.

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel places - Thames', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30641/dancing-camp-dam (accessed 18 October 2019)

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