Forest Fire Victoria (Inc.) GALLERY 2

AFTER 1939

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Typical of salvage logging following the 1939 bushfire, and illustrating in a minor way the immense resource loss. Timber was felled and dumped in gullies, sometimes under water sprays, for years. The advent of World War 2 with a huge demand for timber, the invention of the Kraft process to pulp eucalypts, and the introduction of timber seasoning technology for ash species facilitated the conversion of salvaged wood to timber products.

photo: Forester W Flentje