Memoirs - Reuben Watson; 20-5


Memoirs - Reuben Watson

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4 typewritten pages.
Written by Reuben R.H. Watson, 8th October 1969, who was living at Leamington, Cambridge, New Zealand.

Written to unknown family member who had a grandfather named Rick Logue.

Subject of the memoir was about the early timber industry around the Wellsford and Kaiwaka districts.
1888 to the early 1900's.

People and subjects mentioned are as follows.

Page 1. Welton Browne, Joe Meale, Rick Logue, Fred Worker, early timber industry 1888.
Page 2. Jonas Smythe, Mander, Bradley, Joe Treadwell, Tapu Bush, Hoteo River, mills, tractor engines, skidded rows.
Page 3. Timber jacks or timber dogs, Puhi Puhi fire, Topuni fire.

This item is part of a large collection from Bev Ross of photographs, letters, historical books and research material covering early settlers in Mangawhai and surrounding area.

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