Poling kauri logs down the Turanga River; 1922; 2017.076.16

Name/Title

Poling kauri logs down the Turanga River

About this object

A man poling Kauri logs being floated down Turanga River at Whitford. Also showing a boat and trees. Envelope also contains a photocopy of the back of the original postcard - Mr Benton with the compliments of A G Broomfield and a note written by Ralph George Benton (b. 17.11.1915) - Whitford 1920-24. Farm 40 acres of Kauri next to Broomfields. Auckland Kauri Company used to take the logs back to Auckland by floating them. Came up the creek at high tide only. There was a rock under the bridge. One day Father stepped over the edge and he and the jack he was using disappeared. Logs went from our place into the river; we could only get them that far. Inscription on bottom right of photo - RGB 1922

Date Made

1922

Measurements

19 x 13

Object Type

Photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

Kauri logs

Subject and Association Keywords

Logs

Subject and Association Keywords

Loggers

Subject and Association Keywords

Men

Subject and Association Keywords

Rivers

Subject and Association Keywords

Trees

Subject and Association Keywords

Boats

Subject and Association Keywords

Turanga River

Named Collection

HHV

Object number

2017.076.16

Rights

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Boats
Kauri logs
Loggers
Logs
Men
Rivers
Trees
Turanga River

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