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Timber Workers : 04-November-2011
Timber Workers : 04-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Tree stump commemorates the timber workers of Cavendish.


Address:Henty Highway, Settlers Walk, Wannon River, Cavendish, 3314
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.526289
Long: 142.040137
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Technology


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A monument to early timber workers. 

This eight-tonne redgum stump is an example of how trees were felled in the early 1900`s.  To make it easier to handle when carting and milling, early day fellers climbed above butt defects before cutting the tree down.  Notches were cut up to the required height and planks inserted to stand on, enabling two men to fall the good wood using a cross cut saw

This stump was donated by Peter and Jan Greenaway, Mooralla and relocated by Ron Ainger at no cost.

Source: MA
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