Sawmill at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement c1918

1918 — The sawmill is constructed, replacing the old pti saws, and staffed by Barambah men. The mill is powered by a steam engine to work the large saws and machinery. This greatly improves production. All new buildings are built from timber cut and milled on site.


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