Kōrero: Bush trams and other log transport

Boring holes for a log raft

Boring holes for a log raft

Once the kauri logs had hurtled downstream from the dam, they reached calm water on a river or at a sea inlet. There they would they would be chained together and towed to the mills. This Pūhoi worker, Joe Rauner, is using a steel auger to drill a hole through the end of a log. A chain will be passed through the hole and then connected to a stronger towing chain.

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The Kauri Museum, Matakohe, Tudor Collins Collection
Reference: K_1993_224_822
Photograph by Tudor Collins

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paul Mahoney, 'Bush trams and other log transport - Moving kauri: dams and rafting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12249/boring-holes-for-a-log-raft (accessed 25 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Paul Mahoney, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007