PROUD HARD MEN
Early in the 1900s, forestry was a sector for strong men able to fell big
LEFT: In this iconic photograph, “The Cedargetters”, Jacob Greisinger (left) and
John Edwards (right) typify the workers of the time. This photograph, taken at
Boganbill camp near Blakebrook in Lismore, shows the two men posing for the
photograph in front of their slab hut in the eucalypt forest, demonstrating that
conditions were harsh and the men were obviously tough and resilient.
RIGHT: This illustrates the impact of felling these trees on both the forest and on
the work-weary employees. Their labour with hand axes is etched on their faces.
Forestry inspectors, distinguished by their formal clothing, recorded and graded
the logs for sale.