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Unique Methods of Logging on Murray River

On the Murray River, paddle steamers and barges collect timber and transport it to mills.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 12 | Year : 1947 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Director : Jack S Allan |
WS Paddle steamer (Adelaide) on river toward camera. Large Redgum log is rolled toward paddle steamer moored on river bank. VS outrigger barge on river. VS Men prod water with crowbars and grappling hooks feeling for sunken logs. Two men turn capstan to raise sunken log to the surface. VS Man throws tow rope from paddle steamer to barge. Paddle steamer tows barge along river with load of logs. CU Water churning in paddle of paddle steamer. MS Man turns wheel in paddle steamer. WS Paddle steamer (Adelaide) towing barge laden with Redgum logs. VS Men chain and drag logs from water. WS Horse drawn rail cart pulls huge log up hill towards timber mill. CU log fed into mill. Log (Redgum) is sawn, dressed, on large circular saw. WS Milled timber is stacked on storage racks. WS Paddle steamer on river. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 25108 | 1 min 45 secs | 1940s | Murray River, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |