In postwar Australia, the milling of our nation’s prized hardwood timbers was a rapidly growing industry.
Mechanisation introduced economies in the handling, but the skill and stamina of the axe workers were still indispensable in timber getting.
Axe workers established camps throughout the eucalypt forests in the early 20th century. They harevsted giant trees for the rapidly growing hardwood industry.
The Timber Getters was a National Film Board Production, produced by the Department of the Interior.