Logging; 19-149



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Kauri logs in the bush where the steam hauler had left them. These are ready to be jacked up the skids and loaded on to the tramway to be hauled to the mill by horse team. The horse team of 3 worked in tandem. One team belonged to the Cashmore Brothers and the other two belonged to the driver, Harold Benjamin Browne, known as HB. Information source from H.B Browne writings.

Standing L-R: Bill Sewell, Andy Armour (holding cross cut saw), bush cook in apron, whistle boy, Mick Palmer, Sid Flemming, Fred Draffin, Alex (Sandy) Stewart and bush boss Jim Howard.

Names unknown of men sitting on log.

This photograph was included in a large collection of Browne Family memorabilia, donated to Mangawhai Museum by Esma Torckler, nee Browne. Items include family trees, certificates, letters, memoirs, photographs, newpaper cuttings and emails.
Families mentioned include Browne, Yates, Pilkington, Brookes, Pook and Torckler.

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