Arbuthnot Sawmills 130th anniversary

Arbuthnot Sawmills general manager, Ron Sharples guides tourists on a section of the red gum sculpture trail as part of a mill tour.

Arbuthnot Sawmills general manager, Ron Sharples guides tourists on a section of the red gum sculpture trail as part of a mill tour.

Arbuthnot Sawmills managing director, Paul Madden inspects a consignment of red gum sleepers bound for a steam rail tourist attraction at Geelong.

Arbuthnot Sawmills managing director, Paul Madden inspects a consignment of red gum sleepers bound for a steam rail tourist attraction at Geelong.

Bill Harvey prepares red gum floorboard sections for gluing in the kiln drying plant.

Bill Harvey prepares red gum floorboard sections for gluing in the kiln drying plant.

Sam Kelly finger joins timber for flooring.

Sam Kelly finger joins timber for flooring.

Alan Judd has been employed at Arbuthnot Sawmills for 25 years.

Alan Judd has been employed at Arbuthnot Sawmills for 25 years.

Saw sharpener Alan Judd inspects a 1.82-metre tungsten steel blade.

Saw sharpener Alan Judd inspects a 1.82-metre tungsten steel blade.

Fence droppers are stacked ready for distribution.

Fence droppers are stacked ready for distribution.

Green mill manager Matthew White has been working at the sawmill for 17 years. His grandfather, Wallace and father, Robert also worked at the mill.

Green mill manager Matthew White has been working at the sawmill for 17 years. His grandfather, Wallace and father, Robert also worked at the mill.

Team Arbuthnot. The crew behind the ongoing sustainable harvesting of red gum timber. Pictures: KEN JENKINS.

Team Arbuthnot. The crew behind the ongoing sustainable harvesting of red gum timber. Pictures: KEN JENKINS.

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