Replica hut where bushman would have lived deeper in this very same bush of the Mamaku area that edges onto Paradise Valley Springs.
The men that would have lived here would have been splitting Native Red Beech and Totara timber into fence posts, fence battens, mine shafts and firewood. This was done mainly by hand using a maul (like a very large hammer) and wedges.
This particular hut is made out of native Totara posts which is a timber that lasted very well in the ground prior to the availability of timber treatments.
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