Online Catalogue last updated 25th of June 2012
The book gathers together photographs and memories from the heyday of timber, as told by thirty-six of the characters involved.
When timber imports ceased around 1939, wood became an even more important raw material. Horses, steam, petrol and diesel tractors were often driven to the limits of their endurance, coupled to often improvised equipment and operated by men and women, many of whom were highly gifted in their craft.
This book paints a fascinating picture of the lives and varying fortunes of those employed in this specialised business at a time when the home timber trade was essential to the country.
Most of the black and white photographs are unique to this book, and include many taken by amateur photographers, so whilst they may not be technically brilliant, they add to the overall flavour of a book which celebrates the dedication of ordinary men and women in times of need.
This is a companion volume to Stories of Round Timber Haulage and Characters of Wood, WurliTzer & Wesley by the same author.
Code No. 003035, 144 pages, $37.00