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23-April-2015
23-April-2015

Photographs supplied by John Huth

Giant cedar log donated to the Lismore City Council in 1968, as a memorial to the first cedar-getters of this area.

The first cedar camp on the Richmond River was established by Steve King near Coraki, by the spring of 1842. The heyday of the timber trade was in the 1870s when schooners, barquentines and red cedar and hoop pine rafts plied the River. The forests echoed to the sounds of axes, crosscut saws, pitsaws, squaring axes and bullock teams. By 1900 most of the `Big Scrub` had been cleared and the red soil supported dairying industry.

Location

Address:Ballina Road (Bruxner Highway), next to City Hall, Lismore, 2480
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.813219
Long: 153.274399
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:September-1968
Source: MA,NRUM
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