Story: Taranaki region

Axemen’s carnival, 1915

Axemen’s carnival, 1915

The felling of the native forest of Taranaki required skilled axemen. At Taumata Park in Eltham in 1915, local axemen, including Taranaki champion Ned Shewry at block 2, compete in a chopping competition.

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Sport and recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 November 2021)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015