Daily Post challenge: From every angle… historic crane gantry at Cape Brett lighthouse.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “From Every Angle.” Cape Brett is a very remote and exposed headland in New Zealand. The crane gantry was essential for winching ashore supplies. Built in 1908, it served for 70 years, being dismantled after full automation of the lighthouse was completed. For more information, read […]

Kauri logging (2). More ingenuity…

We introduced Kauri and a short history about it’s sad demise in our last post about Kauri logging… The Coromandel area had several logging sites,each one posing its problems for the bushmen and suppliers. The new Waitawheta DOC hut sits on the old Waitawheta Sawmill site. The Waitawheta river has a good flow, but has […]