Photograph 7495535
pine forests South Australia - In the far south-east of South Australia, some 3000 people live and work among the forests of exotic pine trees and associated mills. Half of these workers are estimated to be post-war migrants from countries like Britain, Holland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Italy and Poland. Government owned sawmills at Nangwarry and Mt Burr in the penola forest, handle more than 4 000 000 cubic feet of pine logs a year. Working in the stack yard at Nangwarry sawmill is Dutch migrant John Siwes, 4, who came to Australia in October 1957, and is already speaking good English. August 1958

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A12111, 1/1958/16/315
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