This is a sample of polished trachyte quarried in the New South Wales town of Bowral in 1906. Stone columns were collected and used by the Museum for two reasons: as stands for busts of famous people and as samples of native raw materials. The Museum tested stone and timber for use in buildings, furniture and decoration.
Ornamental stone is a category of dimension stone which is natural rock, generally quarried in blocks or slabs and sold in a variety of sizes and finishes depending on demand. ...
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