Timber transportation, Pukemako bush, east of Mangapehi, Waikato, 1935
Reference Number: PAColl-8550-11
Forestry workers with timber transportation equipment in the Pukemako bush, 13 miles east of Mangapehi, Waikato. Shows several men standing on a log on a railway system through the trees, and another man on a 1934 Caterpillar diesel 75 tractor with a winch on the back. Photograph taken in 1935 by an unidentified photographer.
Prints from the Making New Zealand Centennial collection, Reference Number PAColl-3060-1 (71 digitised items)
Making New Zealand:Negatives and prints from the Making New Zealand Centennial collection, Reference Number PAColl-3060 (311 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 15.5 x 20.3 cm. Horizontal imageSingle photograph
Historical Notes: The tractor was on an eight month contract that started in January 1935. Caterpillar dealers Gough Gough and Hamer contracted to sawmillers Ellis and Burnand Ltd, to demonstrate the advantage of using tractors in the bush. Ellis and Burnand purchased the machine at the start of 1936 and used it at Ongarue until 1943 when it went back to Mangapehi. It was eventually scrapped in the early 1950s.
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - centre: Original caption: Left - Modern methods of transport in timber milling at Mangapehi, Taranaki.; Verso - centre: Photo I-69 / Reduce: 6" x 4 1/2 "; Verso - bottom centre: Timber Milling, Mangapehi, NZ; Verso - bottom right: Govt Tourist
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