Bellbrakes, Bullocks and Bushmen: a sawmillers & tramway history of Gembrook 1885-1985. By Mike McCarthy

When the 2 feet 6 inch gauge railway opened to Gembrook in 1900, timber milling became an important industry in the forest to its east.  At least sixty sawmill sites were worked, and for some time sawmilling was the largest single employer in the area.

A fascinating network of tramways fanned to the east and north of the town.  Their history is covered in detail, together with the history of the mills that led to their existence and the people that worked in the industry or lived in the bush at the mills.

 

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When the 2 feet 6 inch gauge railway opened to Gembrook in 1900, timber milling became an important industry in the forest to its east.  At least sixty sawmill sites were worked, and for some time sawmilling was the largest single employer in the area.

A fascinating network of tramways fanned to the east and north of the town.  Their history is covered in detail, together with the history of the mills that led to their existence and the people that worked in the industry or lived in the bush at the mills.

 

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Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 297 × 210 × 8 cm

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