A kauri log being put through a breaking down bench

A kauri log being put through a breaking down bench
Date
ca 1900s
Ref
1/1-024890-G
Description

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.

Inscriptions: 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

Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).

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Format
1 b&w original negative(s), Negatives, Orientation: Horizontal image
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