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  ― 24 ―

Timber.

— Moderately heavy and tough, soft while green, very hard when dry; it is used for wheel-naves, bullock-yokes, handles, &c.; it turns well and contains a large proportion of potash (Hartmann). It is durable, and is used for posts and rails. It is of a uniform reddish colour, requires careful seasoning; dresses and polishes well. A slab of this wood from the Northern Rivers in the Technological Museum, which has been seasoned over twenty-five years (having been exhibited at the London International Exhibition of 1862), has a weight, when measured by me in 1886, which corresponds to 52 lb. 14 oz. per cubic foot.

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