Kōrero: Wairarapa region

Logging the Forty Mile Bush

Logging the Forty Mile Bush

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.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - European settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12082/logging-the-forty-mile-bush (accessed 17 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017