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Maiden, Joseph Henry (1889) Australian and Tasmanian Sandarach. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 55-59.

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Abstract

This is one of the most valuable of Australian vegetable
products, a market is ready for it, and it seems strange that
it should have been so long neglected. There are no statistics
available in regard to the importation of Sandarach into these
colonies, but to bring it here at all is a veritable " carrying
coals to Newcastle." In various parts of
Australia and Tasmania there are vast numbers of Callitris
trees, their resin, often abundant, can readily be collected,
and the author is sure that, even with the cheap labour of
Northern Africa to contend against, it can be profitably
gathered during a portion of the year, by parties of men, or
the families of settlers.
Mr. Stephens remarked how unfortunate it was that
this
beautiful and useful tree had, however, been destroyed, so far
as it could be destroyed, by ring-barking over thousands of
acres on the East Coast. J.H. Maiden, was Curator of the
Technological Museum, Sydney.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 55-59
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2012 04:22
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:46
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