Photograph 7495542
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. Lithuanian-born Fred Reinekis, 42, operates a twin saw which takes two sides of a pine log at the same time. Naturalised 18 months ago, he has been in Australia since 1950 and in Nangwarry for five years. August 1958

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A12111, 1/1958/16/322
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