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Snigging Cables

Snigging Cables

snigging cables
Old logging cables secured to stump
Photographer - John Broomfield
Source - Museum Victoria

The old rusting cables anchored around this tree trunk were originally used by timber workers to winch logs up the hillside to the roadside log loading point.

In the 1920's the introduction of steam winches enabled logs to be extracted from previously inaccessible areas. Many such relics of past timber production remain in the forest, often on the sites of bush sawmills burnt out in the 1939 fires.

If encountered, these relics should be left where they lie.

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