Kōrero: Kauri forest

Tripping a kauri dam (3 o 3)

Tripping a kauri dam

A dam near Piha, west of Auckland, is tripped, releasing the mass of kauri logs behind it. In remote areas, timber dams were built on streams, taking advantage of natural floods for moving felled trees out of the bush. Thousands of logs could be sent downstream when a dam or network of dams was tripped.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-001753; F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Joanna Orwin, 'Kauri forest - Using kauri', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10038/tripping-a-kauri-dam (accessed 26 September 2022)

He kōrero nā Joanna Orwin, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007