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Sleeper cutter, Barmah Forest, New South Wales,1952 [picture] / Jeff Carter
Bib ID 3105758
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Carter, Jeff, 1928-2010
 
Online Versions
Description 1952 
1 photograph : b&w ; image 26 x 26 cm., on sheet 30.5 x 40.3 cm. 
Series

Carter, Jeff, 1928-2010 . Jeff Carter collection of photographs, 1952-2002.

Summary

"Mobile circular saws were then an innovation and mostly custom built by their operators. Later, commercially made Hargan and other marques became popular with sleeper and bridge timber cutters, also charcoal burners. Many early operators lacked safety helmets, eye and ear protection, even boots, some going bare-footed (like cane-cutters in Queensland). I rediscovered this man living in a hut in the Barmah forest in the mid 1990's and tried to interview him for the Oral History department of the NLA. The venture failed as he was virtually stone deaf, possibly as a result of working many years behind whining saws without ear muffs." -- Description supplied by photographer.

Notes

Title supplied by photographer.

Part of collection: Jeff Carter collection of photographs, 1952-2002.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-148672073

Subjects Tie hacks -- New South Wales -- Photographs.  |  Lumbering -- New South Wales -- Photographs.
Occupation Sleeper cutters.
Other authors/contributors Carter, Jeff, 1928-2010
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