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Kauri Timber Company catalogue

The Kauri Timber Company was a Melbourne-based syndicate that dominated the kauri felling and milling industry from 1888 onwards. These extracts from the company’s Auckland factory catalogue date from 1906, the year after the kauri industry peaked. They show the range of timber goods produced, from furniture to fretwork.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-Building-Supplies-ca-1906-Front

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Logging native forests - The timber industry, 1840–1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007