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|Date: 1950 -
Description: Kauri acquired Circular Head Amalgamated Timbers at Stanley, Tasmania, in 1949. Within a few months of the take over, on 9 September 1950, a fire broke out in the pre-drying plant and the entire Stanley plant was destroyed by fire in spite of the efforts of the Smithton and Wynyard fire bridages. The complex and the racked timber were almost a complete loss. However a bigger and more modern complex was built and in operation within a year. The picture shows the fire at its height.
Format: Pictorial and artistic works
Fire in the Kauri mill at Stanley, Tasmania in 1950
Subjects: sawmills; fires; timber yards; timbers
People/Orgs: Kauri Sawmill
Places: Stanley, Tasmania
Institution: Circular Head Heritage Centre
Object number: CHH_00572
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