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Negative - Mullungdung, Victoria, circa 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 5824

Description Of Content:
A train taking milled timber across a trestle bridge.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Peter Collins, 1988
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: bridges, logging, railway workers, timber, timber workers, trains
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Forestry & Sawmilling
Tertiary Classification: product transport
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Mullungdung, South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, circa 1915

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Frank Stamford, Publications Officer LRRSA Posted on 15 Oct 2010 4:26 PM
This is a magnificent picture, but it is not at Mullungdung, South Gippsland, nor was it taken circa 1915.
It is taken on the Noojee - Goodwood timber tramway sometime between 1923 and circa 1930. Goodwood was about 14 miles west of Noojee. The reason for the confusion is that the company that owned the tramway previously owned a 2ft gauge timber tramway running from Port Albert north into the Mullungdung forest (from 1912 to 1923. However this picture is not of that tramway. Firstly the 2ft gauge locomotives and rolling stock were entirely different, secondly the forest was more open and the countryside less rugged at Port Albert.
References:
(1) Buckland, John; "The Noojee Steam Timber Tramway", Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin No.122, December 1947
(2) McCarthy, Mike; "Goodwood: A History of the Goodwood Timber and Tramway Company, Port Albert, Victoria"; in "Light Railways" No.124, April 1994, published by Light Railway Research Society of Australia Inc. (LRRSA)

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