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W H Foot's sawmill at the top of Forest Hill Road, Fitzherbert East, was probably the last mill operating on the northern Tararuas. It was erected in 1920 and operated until about 1927. The mill was situated on what is now Mr Don Scott's property. In the photograph, Mr W H Foot is standing on the right, while his son Lionel Foot is driving (centre) and another son Harold is holding the horses (left).

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_Ti36_009133
Title
Transporting a Portable Steam Engine and Boiler to W H Foot's Sawmill
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Ti 36
Date
1920

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Place
Forest Hill Road, Aokautere, Palmerston North

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Taxonomy

Tags
boards,
heavy machinery,
horses,
industry,
labour,
logging,
logs,
rural towns and life,
steam engine,
timber,
work,
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