Tuesday, 13 December 2016

TROVE TUESDAY DEC 13, 2016.. Urunga & District History





URUNGA AND DISTRICT 
CEDAR INDUSTRY

EXCERPTS FROM TROVE



 SHIPPING WAS VITAL


 SO WAS PLANTING NEW TREES

The Forestry Commission played an important part.

Raleigh Sun (Bellingen, NSW : 1898 - 1918), Saturday 8 September 1917, page 2 


ONE OF MANY INVOLVED IN THE INDUSTRY

Coffs Harbour Advocate (NSW : 1907 - 1942; 1946 - 1954), Tuesday 13 December 1927, page 3 



OLD CEDAR TRAILS CAME IN HANDY

Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954), Tuesday 9 January 1934, page 8 


INDUSTRY REVIVED IN THE '40S

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Saturday 1 November 1947, page 10 

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IN 1947, CEDAR BECAME EVEN MORE VALUABLE


Worker (Brisbane, Qld. : 1890 - 1955), Monday 15 December 1947, page 13 




OPINIONS VARIED AS TO HOW TO TREAT THE TIMBER


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DR. GEORGE HEWITT WAS AS WELL KNOWN 
AS A HORTICULTURIST AS A DOCTOR,
SO HE WOULD HAVE HAD SOME INFLUENCE.



You can read more about the beautiful red cedar here

http://gilmour.design/blog/australian-red-cedar






2 comments:

  1. My family came from around Urunga Sawtell, Dorrigo Copmanhurst. Nolan Hackett McLucas cocrcorn any info would be appreciated. My father use to have taxi's in Lismore

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    1. Hi June, this is home territory for me... please contact me via the address in 'About Me', top of page on left. We may be able to help each other. Thank you for your comment.

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