Kōrero: 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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Puke Ariki - Taranaki Museum & Library
Reference: O.16.6

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Sport and recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25360/axemens-carnival-1915 (accessed 24 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015