Axemen Atherton Tablelands
Two axemen, one standing on a springboard, felling a large tree in the rainforest on the Atherton Tablelands, Ca. 1890.
Source: State Library of Queensland, https://hdl.handle.net/10462/QMREE/deriv/17

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