The story of Tasmania's woodchopping heritage and the sport that came from it

Woodchopping as a sport, legend has it, originated from a bet between two men in an Ulverstone bar in 1870.

A Victorian and a Tasmanian went head-to-head for £25, seeing who could fell a tree the fastest: there’s no mention of who won, but considering the strength of the Tasmanian woodchopping community, the answer may be obvious.