The word bush, meaning the forest that covered much of New Zealand in the 19th century, was used in various compound words to describe a wide range of things. Bushmen were workers who felled trees, usually in a gang. Here, bushman Joe Gordon sharpens his saw, at Kauaeranga, near Thames, in 1922.
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