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LAST STAGES OF FLOURISH ' ING PENINSULA INDUSTRY. The old Peninsula residents remember when the Peninsula was clothed with heavy timber from the tops of the mountains to the water's edge, and remember when the shriek of a circular-saw cutting, and shrieking as ifc ploughed its way through the fine old timbers, was a common sound, For many years thousands upon thousands of feet of timber were out out in each little bay of Banks Penin sale, and fine timber it wee too, as

the bouses of these old residents testi fy, for many now have stood unimpaired, by fifty and sixty years of weather beating. At that time the timber industry of this district was its chief industry, and timber boats were plying between Akaroa, the Bays and Lyttelton. But the indue try died with the disappearance of the great Peninsula forests,, which had to give way to pasture land that is justly famous all over the Dominion for its wonderful and prolific grazing quali ties. Timber is now as scarce as it I was at one time plentiful, and, a Peninsula forest would be indeed valuable, There are several saw benches in the district now, however, which are going to make the last clean sweep of Peninsula timber. One of these is at Mr Boleyn's bush, Chorlton, which is now being out down, and another is stationed at Little River, where Messrs Baines and/Marsh have installed a fine plant, and intend outting about* 10,000 feck of timber out of Mrs R. Birdling's black pine bush at Oaton's Bay. This plant came from the iWestern' Valley, Little River, where it; did many years service. It is intended to put any'logs, and come pinus insignia timber, which is now used very extensively : fbr inside work of building. Mr Churchill's plant icf Okute Little River, haa cut out, and Mr 0. Marshall, of Robinson's Bay, has recently secured a traction engine and plant for sawing up dry logs in the district.

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SAW-MILLING., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4395, 12 May 1914

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SAW-MILLING. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4395, 12 May 1914

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