Story: Bush trams and other log transport

Bushmen on a bush train

Bushmen on a bush train

This team of 19 workers is setting off to work from their camp near Kuaotunu in the Coromandel. Photographed about 1908, they are on the first train of the morning. Some are sitting on log bogies, others are on the water tank of the ‘lokey’ (locomotive). Bushmen often took their dogs along.

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Paul Mahoney, 'Bush trams and other log transport - Transporting logs: 1840s–today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12219/bushmen-on-a-bush-train (accessed 3 April 2020)

Story by Paul Mahoney, published 24 Sep 2007