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Forestry - Old Growth continued

From the mid 1890s karri paving blocks for use in the streets of England's major cities were the main timber product exported. At the turn of the century 50% of Western Australia's timber exports went to Great Britain as pavers.
Karri and jarrah were also exported to places like South Africa where, as in Australia, they were used in mines, for railway sleepers, and for the construction of jetties and bridges. In the early part of the twentieth century 95% of local timber was sold to England, eastern Australia, India, South Africa and New Zealand.
In spite of several downturns in the industry between the 1920s and the 1950s, the timber industry continued to to produce wood for export. The processes involved in felling, hauling and milling timber in locations like Jarrahdale can be seen in the following pages.

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