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.
July 1970: Two young Melburnians play in the back streets of Richmond. The caption found on the back of this picture reads: "Where the young so often grow up without hope ... an inner-city back street that is home to many of Melbourne's poor - the widow, the unemployed, the unmarried mother and, often the derelict." - Melbourne's slums | City's slum heritage | Photo Galleries and News Photos | News Pictures and Photos | Herald Sun