Sunday, 10 June 2018
The pine man of Tokoroa
Last week we drove just over an hour to Tokoroa to visit one of my best friends from high school. She is renovating her house and the other half offered to fix some of her telephone and tv satellite wires inside.
This small town is the 5th largest town in the Waikato region, and was established around 1917 as a possible farming area but after finding out that the soil was more pumice than anything and was then developed for timber - there is a timber, pulp and paper mill 8kms away.
And here stands the "pine man" of the town - a large sculpture by Peter Dooley that represents the history there of being used mainly for the timber industry.
Linking up with Our World Tuesday.