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Author Hotchkin, Ken.
Title Arthur Hunter of A.G.K. Quality Woodware making axe and other tool handles from wandoo and mallet wood harvested from the Dryandra Woodland near Cuballing, October 1974 [picture]
Published/Produced 1974.
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Call Number BA1524/756,758,761,764
Description 4 negatives : acetate, b&w ; 6 x 7 cm.
Series Ken Hotchkin collection of photographs ; BA1524/756,758,761,764
Rights advisory For personal use only. To publish or display, contact the State Library of Western Australia.
Notes Title from information on negative envelope.
Financial assistance from the Cyril and Ethel Peet Memorial Fund has been used to preserve this image.
Publications 280758PD is published in Enterprise December 1974, p.8 with a story about the company and the product (published by the Dept. of Industrial Development)
Summary In 1960, Arthur Hunter, a local farmer, started manufacturing tool handles from naturally fallen and low-grade felled Wandoo and Mallet. This cottage industry has now expanded to produce over 100,000 tool handles each year. As well as tool handles, fencing materials and cutting of firewood for domestic use provide local employment. The legacy of the mallet industry is that without it and the subsequent reforestation, the land would almost certainly have been cleared for farming, like almost all of the surrounding areas. (Wikipedia) The business was named AGK Quality Woodware, 3118 Wandering-Narrogin Rd Cuballing, and was closed down by late 2006.
Subjects Hunter, Arthur -- Photographs.
A.G.K. Quality Woodware -- Photographs.
Handles -- Design and construction -- Western Australia -- Cuballing -- Photographs.
Axes -- Western Australia -- Photographs.
Woodwork -- Western Australia -- Cuballing -- Photographs.
Small business -- Western Australia -- Cuballing -- Photographs.
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Related names Cyril and Ethel Peet Memorial Fund.