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Wood collections in Australia: a history of expansion and retraction

Dadswell, Gordon; Dargavel, J; Evans, Philip David


The history, size and status of each of Australia's 12 public wood collections, or 'xylaria', are reviewed in light of the uncertain future of most of them. Their history is traced from the colonial era to the present. Australian colonies sent wood samples to Britain and international exhibitions from early in the nineteenth century to promote their timber exports. In the 1880s Queensland and New South Wales started the first two scientific reference collections of wood, other states followed,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Forestry
DOI: 10.1080/00049158.2015.1011798


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