Kōrero: Bush trams and other log transport

1950s logging truck

In the years after the Second World War there was a heightened demand for exotic timber, especially pinus radiata. This was largely to provide housing for a fast-growing population – the result of the baby boom and high levels of immigration. At this time, logging trucks took over as the dominant form of bush transport. In the film clip a typical logging truck removes a large pine log from Kāingaroa Forest, in the central North Island.

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Reference: Bushman, National Film Unit, 1952

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Paul Mahoney, 'Bush trams and other log transport - Roads and trucks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/12251/1950s-logging-truck (accessed 25 July 2024)

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