Bush Saw Mill, Rubicon Forest, Alexandra. Victoria, Australia 1912By Remembering the Past Australia / March 21, 2022 / Australia / 0 Comments
Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
Timber harvesting was historically the major industry of the
Rubicon State Forest, beginning in the early 1900s. Eight sawmills were operating in the Rubicon forest in the first half of the century. A network of wooden tramways connected the sawmills to the edge of the forest. A 2ft gauge steel tramway connecting Rubicon Forest to the township of Alexandra carried the sawn timber by steam engine, then in 1935, by diesel engine.
Showing a bush sawmill at Rubicon Forest, Alexandra. Victoria, Australia. Original photo published 1912.
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