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Sapindaceæ.

45. CUPANIA XYLOCARPA, A. Cunn. Diameter, 12 to 24 inches; height, 40 to 60 feet.

46. CUPANIA SERRATA, F. Muell. Diameter, 8 to 14 inches; height, 20 to 30 feet.

47. DIPLOGLOTTIS CUNNINGHAMII, Hook. Native Tamarind. Diameter, 12 to 20 inches; height, 40 to 55 feet.

48. CUPANIA SEMIGLAUCA, F. Muell. Diameter, 10 to 20 inches; height, 30 to 60 feet.

49. RATONIA PYRIFORMIS. Benth. Diameter, 10 to 18 inches; height, 30 to 45 feet.

50. NEPHELIUM TOMENTOSUM, F. Muell. Diameter, 10 to 15 inches; height, 30 to 40 feet.

51. HETERODENDRON OLEÆFOLIUM, 10 inches; height, 20 to 30 feet.

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73. EUCALYPTUS MELANOPHLOIA, F. Muell. Silver-leaved Ironbark. Diameter, 18 to 20 in.; height, 30 to 60 ft.

74. EUCALYPTUS MACULATA, Hook. Spotted Gum. Diameter, 20 to 30 in.; height, 60 to 80 ft.

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105. ACACIA FALCATA, Willd. Diameter, 6 to 12 in.; height, 20 to 30 ft.

106. ACACIA GLAUCESCENS, Willd. Diameter, 12 to 18 in. height, 30 to 35 ft.

107. Same as 8 in a younger stage.

108. ACACIA FASCICULIFERA, F. Muell. Diameter, 10 to 16 in.; height, 30 to 40 ft.

109. ACACIA SALICINA, Lindl. Diameter, 6 to 12 in.; height, 30 to 40 ft.

110. ACACIA HARPOPHYLLA, F. Muell, Diameter, 12 to 20 in.; height, 40 to 70 ft.

111. Same as 110 in a younger stage,

112. ACACIA EXCELSA, Benth. Brigalow. Diameter, 20 to 30 in.; height, 50 to 80 ft.

113. ACACIA NERIIFOLIA, A. Cunn. Diameter, 6 to 12 in."; height, 20 to 30 ft.

114. ACACIA DORATOXYLON, A. Cunn. Diameter, 6 to 12 in.; height, 25 to 35 ft.

114A. DITTO.

115. ACACIA PENDULA, A. Cunn. Weeping Myall. Diameter 6 to 12 in.; height, 20 to 35 ft.

116. ACACIA STENOPHYLLA, A. Cunn. Ironwood. Diameter 15 to 24 in.; height, 40 to 60 ft. 116A. DITTO.

117. ACACIA LEPTOSTACHYA, Benth. Diameter, 4 to 10 in.; height, 20 to 25 ft.

118. ACACIA UNCIFERA, Benth. Diameter, 3 to 5 in.; height, 6 to 10 ft.

119. ACACIA DECURRENS, Willd. Green Wattle. Diameter, 3 to 8 in.; height, 30 to 40 ft.

119A. DITTO.

120. ACACIA AMBLYGONA, A. Cunn. Diameter, 6 to 10 in.; height, 20 to 25 ft.

121. ACACIA DECURRENS, Willd. VAR. MOLLIS, Lindl. Silver Wattle. Diameter, 6 to 10 in.; height, 30 to 40 ft.

122. ALBIZZIA THOZETIANA, F. Muell. Diameter, 12 to 30 in.; height, 40 to 60 ft.

123. ACACIA LINIFOLIA, Willd. Diameter, 3 to 4 in.; height, 10 to 15 ft.

124. ACACIA PENNINERVIS, Sieb. Diameter, 2 to 4 in.; height, 6 to 12 ft.

124A. DITTO.

125. PITHECOLOBIUM PRUINOSUM, Benth. Diameter, 5 to 12 in.; height, 40 to 50 ft.

126. HOVEA ACUTIFOLIA, A. Cunn. Diameter, 2 to 4 in.; height, 6 to 10 ft.

127. BARKLYA SYRINGIFOLIA, F. Muell. Diameter, 12 to 18 in.; height, 40 to 60 ft.

128. CASSIA BREWSTERI, F. Muell. Diameter, 3 to 6 in.; height, 30 to 50 ft.

129. JACKSONIA SCOPARIA, R. Br. Dogwood. Diameter, 3 to 8 in.; height, 10 to 15 ft.

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133. NOTELEA MICROCARPA, R. Br. Diameter, 9 to 12 in.; height, 30 to 45 ft.

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Collected in the neighbourhood of Rockhampton, by Mr. P. A. O'SHANESY, and forwarded for exhibition. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS.

With the exception of two or three species, the following woods, indigenous to Rockhampton, have not hitherto been exhibited from that place, and are chiefly intended as an illustration of the richness of that district in useful and ornamental timber. In the neighbourhood of Rockhampton alone there are nearly 200 different species of woods available for every purpose from cabinet-work to ship-building, several of which, as the eucalypti or gums, surpass all other known timber in strength and durability; and, as these constitute the main bulk of vegetation in the open forest, the supply is inexhaustible.

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8s. EUCALYPTUS 98. EUCALYPTUS 9A. DITTO. 108. 118. TRISTANIA 30 to 40 ft.

F. Muell. Narrow-leaved Ironbark. An erect tree of 50 to
60 ft., often with a clear trunk of 25 to 30 ft.
POLYANTHEMOS, Schauer. Box. 40 to 50 ft.
TERETICORNIS, Sm. Gum. 80 to 100 ft.
EUCALYPTUS CORYMBOSA, Sm. Bloodwood.
SUAVEOLENS, Sm. Mahogany and Stringy-bark.
128. EUGENIA EUCALYPTOIDES, F. Muell. 15 to 20 ft. 13s.
BACKHSCIOUSIA ADOPHORA, F. Muell. 30 to 40 ft.
MYRTUS ACMENIOIDES, F. Muell. Myrtle. 10 to 15 ft.

Ebenaceæ.

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Owing to its vast area, and the diversity of its soil, climate, and altitude, there is a greater variety of indigenous trees in Queensland than in the rest of the Australian colonies, and perhaps more than could be found within a similar extent of country in any other part of the world. The specimens of woods exhibitel are from a collection that were easily procured, and were chiefly chosen for their economic value. The lis, however, does not include one-fourth of the species that have already been described, and there are many which have not yet been classified. Each district of this immense territory is characterised by features in its vegetation peculiar to itself, and years must elapse before all are known and botanically arranged.

It will be for the practical builder, the shipwright, and the cabinet maker, to pronounce an opinion upon the utility of the woods represented in the Court; and it is probable that several of them will have a greater value put upon them in America than they receive in Queensland. It appears inseparable from the state of affairs in a young colony, that very little time or trouble is devoted to experiment, or to the improvement of existing processes. The same woods that the first settlers made use of are still employed, as a matter of course, for the same purposes; and timbers, probably of a superior description, are neglected, or used only as firewood The value of some descriptions of the Australian Eucalypti for building or railway purposes, has for some time past been fully recognised; and the number of species is greater in Queensland than in other parts of the continent. The case is the same with other woods, the variety of which is very great, that are remarkable for their strength, durability, fineness of grain, or ornamental appearance.

It is impossible to state, at the present period, the price for which all of the Queensland timbers can be placed in the market, for some of which there is no local demand. The cost, when placed on board ship, will not, however, be great, as most of our valuable woods grow on the coast or the banks of the rivers, or are found within reach of the facilities for transport provided by railway communication.

If persons in the trade are prepared to make definite offers for supplies of any of these woods, they are requested to notify the same to the Queensland Commissioners in the Court.

The following articles made from Queensland wood are exhibited:

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Another collection of Fibres, prepared by Walter Hill, Esq., consist of

1. Queensland Hemp (Sidia retusa).

2. Queensland Hemp (scutched). 3. Queensland Rope (Sida retusa).

4. Bowstring Hemp (Sanseviera cylindrica).

5. Ceylon Hemp (Sanseviera Zeylanica).

6. Guinea Hemp (Sanseviera Guineerisis). 7. Guinea Hemp (Sanesviera latifolia). 8. Mexican Hemp (Furcræa gigantea). 9. Pete Hemp (Agave Americana). 10. Cuba Hemp (Furcrœa Cubensis). 11. Jute Hemp (Corchorus capsularis).

12. Jute and Pete Hemp (Corchorus olstoris).

13. Bengal fibre (Crotalaria uncea).

44. Manilla Hemp (Musa textilis).

15. Plantain Hemp (Musa paradisiaca).
16. Rosella Hemp (Hibiscus sorbifolia).
17.
(Hibiscus mutabilis).

18. Flax (Linum usitatissimum).

Collection of Botanical Specimens, full description attached

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Collection leather from the Tannery and Curriers' Shops, Ebikin three miles out of Brisbane, and manufactured from Colonial hides and skins. They are tanned with the bark of the Acacia indigenous in Queensland, samples of which can be found in the wall cases of Division II.

2 sides of Black Grained Kip, 12 lbs. ; 1 side of Plain Grained Kip, 6 lbs.; 1 side of Tweed Grained Kip, 6 lbs. ; 2 sides of Waxed Grained Kip, 12 lbs.; 5 skins of Kangaroo, Waxed, 3 lbs.; 1 skin of Kangaroo, Tweed, 1 lbs.; 1 skin of Kangaroo Plain Grained, 2 lbs.; 1 skin of Wallaby, Black, lb.; 1 skin of Wallaby, Waxed, lb.; 2 skins of Goat, Plain Grained, 1 lb.; 3 skins of Goat, Black, 3 lbs. ; 4 Black Grained Basils, 2 Plain Basils; 1 side of Brown Harness Leather, 16 lbs.; 1 side of Black Harness Leather, 27 lbs. ; 1 side of Sole Leather, 19 lbs. ; 1 side of Kip, Waxed, 8 lbs.; 1 side of Black Grained Kip, 7 lbs.; 1 Calf Skin, Waxed, 14 lbs.; 1 Black Grained Kangaroo and 1 Flat Grained Kangaroo, 3 lbs. ; 3 Wax Wallaby Skins, 1 lbs.; 2 Wallaby Skins dressed with fur on.

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1 Kangaroo, 2 ditto, Mauve; 6 Rock Wallaby, 3 Forrest Wallaby, 1 Scrub Wallaby, 3 Mauve Wallaby, 1 Blue Wallaby, 1 Fox Wallaby, 5 Wallaroos, 1 Paddy Melon, 3 Seal Skins. Exhibited by T. B. Stephens.

The various Tanneries around Brisbane produce about 450 Hides or 900 Sides of Harness, Sole, and Kip weekly, whilst in 1871-2 they did not turn out more than 200; a number of inland Tanneries have also been started since then.

Kangaroo and Wallaby, especially the latter, can be obtained in great abundance, as the inland districts for 150 miles distant from Brisbane have been fenced in, and as the aboriginals and native dogs disappear, the Wallaby multiplies enormously, and are being killed in thousands to save the grass. As the demand for skins, however, is limited, not many of them, however, find their way to the Tanneries.

Miscellaneous Exhibits.

1 Case of Butterflies, collected in the Cardwell District. Exhibited by G. Richland.

Skull, Tusks, and Teeth of Dugong. Exhibited by John Ching.

4 dozen bottles of Dugong Oil. Exhibited by John Ching.

Dugong Calf in Spirit. Sample of Dugong Oil.

Exhibited by John Ching.

Exhibited by Berkley and Taylor.

1 Hunting Saddle Bridle, Breastplate, Martingale, and Pouch.

1 Trooper's Saddle and Bridle, complete.

1 Stockman's Saddle and Bridle, complete.

1 Pack Saddle with Harness, complete.

Large Pair of Saddle Bags.

1 Pair of Leggings.

3 Maps of the Colony.

1 Telegraph Circuit.

2 Maps of Port Curtis District.

1 Geological Map of the Colony.

1 Map of Brisbane.

1 Map of Wide Bay.

2 Maps East and West of Moreton.

1 Map of Tin Selections.

1 Squatter's Map.

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