Choppers and Chippers
West Otways Timber History
By Norm Houghton
Published 2018 by the author
224 pages, A4 size card cover, numerous photographs, maps, plans and diagrams.
This is another of Norm Houghton’s logging and tramway histories of the Otway Ranges, covering the West Otways, broadly be defined as that area due south of Colac and running to the coast. The focus of this book is on the main saw-milling areas starting at Barongarook and proceeding south-eat to Olangalah and then west to Beech Forest and Crowes and then north to Kennedys Creek, Carlisle River, Irrewillipe and Pirron Yallock and east along the Prices Hwy to Colac
The book focuses on the saw-milling history from its beginning up to the present day. All sawmills known to exist during this time have been listed.