These men are felling a rimu tree in the Forty Mile Bush around 1880, using a two-man saw and axes. The work was demanding and the risk of injury high. Many men were pinned down by falling trees, and some were killed or lost limbs.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.