Kōrero: Bush trams and other log transport

12–bullock team (3 o 3)

12–bullock team

In Northland, a 12-bullock team hauls a log over a skidded road. Horizontally placed saplings ease the passage of the logs. Sometimes the logs were placed on sledges, known as catamarans or ‘cats’.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Northwood Collection (PA-Group-00027)
Reference: 1/1-006244
Photograph by Arthur James Northwood

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paul Mahoney, 'Bush trams and other log transport - Skidding and hauling', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12225/12-bullock-team (accessed 17 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Paul Mahoney, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007