Proclaiming the world's best axeman at "wood chopping" - in Australia. The contest, at Sydney,?
Proclaiming the world's best axeman at "wood chopping" - in Australia. The contest, at Sydney, draws axemen from throughout the Continent.
The axeman's "foe" is a thick tree stump net upright in a firm base, to withstand the tremors of the axe blows.
Competitors take their time, with measured blows, as there is no time limit to sever the tree stump. The aim: to cut through it with the least number of cuts.
Watched by a large crowd, D. Youd of Tasmania opens the contest. A hard-hitting competitor from an island noted for its forests.
A man of strength with a steady eye is competitor E. Greggs from the timber country of Queensland. He severs the stump with 21 cuts.
They are second in the world championship. First is Jack O'Toole. He cut his "foe" in twain with 20 sharp blows.