Morrisons Timber Mills – Strahan – Part 2!

There is more to see than just the timber!

On the walls hang some of the original tools used by the ‘Piners’.

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In the yards outside, see the reclaimed timbers that have been washed down the Gordon River.

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Another MUST is to have a look at the old photos of the Piners in the shed to the left of the mill to see how hard and what conditions they worked in during this time in the wilderness rivers.

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When I was there, they were playing the DVD of ‘Two Men in a Punt. Part documentary, part re enactment with interviews from these men who braved these harsh conditions.

You get more of an understanding of how and why the Huon Pines were so prized and the industry.

 

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