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.
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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