Because of the rugged terrain and poor access, most kauri logs were transported on rivers, which were dammed at strategic points. Logs were stored on a small lake behind the dam until there were enough for the dam to be tripped, or opened. The flood would carry the logs downstream to another dam or to mills for processing. This is a dam in the Waitākere Ranges, before tripping.
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Waitakere Libraries, J. T. Diamond Collection
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