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A kauri log being put through a breaking down bench, ca 1900s

Reference Number: 1/1-024890-G

A kauri log being put through a breaking down bench by two timber workers at a sawmill in the Akatarawa Valley. Both the upper and lower saw are in motion, cutting through the wood. A timberjack has been placed near the end of the log. The floor surrounding the log is covered in sawdust. Taken by Sydney Charles Smith during the 1900s.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Akatarawa Valley, Woodcutting, Timber industry - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Sawmills - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Saws and Lumbermen.

Part of:
Smith, Sydney Charles, 1888-1972 : Photographs of New Zealand, Reference Number PA-Group-00242 (1258 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Horizontal imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures634. Timber Industry. Mills. 1900s(PFP-017066)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom centre: New Zealand timber industry breaking down bench; Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: S C Smith photo

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