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Tree fellers, Wauchope area, New South Wales,1954 [picture] / Jeff Carter
Bib ID 3105776
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Carter, Jeff, 1928-2010
 
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Description 1954 
1 photograph : b&w ; image 25.1 x 25.5 cm., on sheet 30.6 x 40.3 cm. 
Series

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

Summary

"A sight to alarm a modern day safety officer! The worker using an axe to cut the felling notch is both bare headed and bare footed. The two men using a crosscut saw the make the felling cut are only marginally better protected. Once the saw is deep in the trunk, wedges will be driven in behind it to prevent jamming. Hopefully the tree will fall in the direction of the axe made felling notch. (In fact it did - I have a full series of the felling cut widening as the tree leans away, then in mid air as it crashes to the ground in the direction intended, the workers meanwhile jumping down from their boards.)." -- 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-148672175

Subjects Tree felling -- New South Wales -- Wauchope -- Photographs.  |  Loggers -- New Southe Wales -- Wauchope -- Photographs.
Occupation Loggers.
Other authors/contributors Carter, Jeff, 1928-2010
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