Kōrero: Logging native forests

Location of North Island sawmills, 1907 (1 o 2)

By March 1907 there were 411 sawmills throughout New Zealand, and over 7,000 people engaged in logging and milling work. Magnify this map to see the number and location of sawmills (marked in red) in each district of the North Island. The kauri industry of Northland and Coromandel was beginning to wane, and the forests of the central North Island had not yet been exploited. However, there were many sawmills in the lower half of the island, particularly in Taranaki, Manawatū and Wairarapa.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-K 766-C4-50A

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Logging native forests - The timber industry, 1840–1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/12745/location-of-north-island-sawmills-1907 (accessed 21 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007