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22 January 2016

Wandandian 1935

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The timber industry played an important roll in the development of the south coast, hundreds of men were employed in the mills and the collection of timber.
Before mechanised bulldozers, “Bullocky’s” drove prized bullock teams that hauled large logs from steep and difficult forest, it was a dangerous and specialised job.
The image below appeared in the Newcastle Sun in 1935.

FOREST-GIANTS

Accompanying caption.
Bringing in the logs.

 

“To the creeking of wheels, the rattling of chains, and the chant of the “bullocky” wealth wrestled from the forest passes it’s way to the timber mill at Wandandian”.

 

After the logs were milled,  the timber was loaded onto trucks like the one below for distribution.

truck 1938

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