Blades and brawn. Skilled axemen prepare to fell a giant gum tree with the power of the axe alone. Great skill was required on the part of the axemen balancing several metres above the ground. Felled trees were then cut into smaller sections with crosscut saws ready to be hauled away by bullock teams.
Photographer: Unidentified Location: Isisford, Australia Description: The boys - Owen McVey, Walter Grant, James Grant and Carl Vaughan. View this image at the State Library of Queensland: hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/58300 Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection: pictureqld.slq.qld.gov.au/