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Cedar from Rowley’s Creek

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Saturday 9 October 1937, The Sydney Morning Herald

CEDAR GORGE NEAR WALCHA.

URALLA, Friday.

Mr. C. G. Cooper, a local sawmiller, recently brought to his mill a number of cedar logs taken from a cedar scrub at Rowley’s Creek, in the Walcha district. The scrub is situated in a deep gorge and the logs have to be hauled to the top by a steel rope and winding gear. The first two logs weighed four tons 5cwt and were estimated to contain 2000ft of timber.

There may be 500,000ft of cedar standing in the gorge, but great difficulty has been met with in bringing the logs to the top, due to their fouling rocky ledges on the face of the gorge.

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Written by macalba

August 2, 2010 at 8:05 pm

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