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Timber specimen with surveyors mark from Talbragar River

Made
  • 1877
Exhibit A. This piece of wood was cut from a gum tree on the Talbragar River in the Bligh District at the beginning of the present year. The mark thus [triangle] was made by Mr Lewis a surveyor in 1832 about 45 years ago. In the course of years the new wood grew over the old mark and when cut away brought off an impression as shewn on the exhibit in raised relief, leaving the original mark on the tree in as good a state of preservtaion as it was the day it was marked.; Locality: Bligh District …

Summary

Object No.

D1905

Object Statement

Timber specimen, with impression of surveyor's mark, Talbragar River, 1877

Physical Description

Exhibit A. This piece of wood was cut from a gum tree on the Talbragar River in the Bligh District at the beginning of the present year. The mark thus [triangle] was made by Mr Lewis a surveyor in 1832 about 45 years ago. In the course of years the new wood grew over the old mark and when cut away brought off an impression as shewn on the exhibit in raised relief, leaving the original mark on the tree in as good a state of preservtaion as it was the day it was marked.; Locality: Bligh District (SB). "No. 1905 D. / IMPRESSION OF A SURVEYOR'S / MARK. / Cut from a Gum Tree on the Talbragar River, in the Bligh district, N.S.W., at the beginning of 1877. The mark thus [triangle] (a triangle) was made by Mr. Lewis, a surveyor, in 1832. In the course of years the new wood grew over the old mark, and when cut away brought off an impression as shown on the exhibit in raised relief, leaving the original mark upon the tree in as good a state of preservation as it was the day it was marked." (PL). Impression of a surveyor's mark made in 1832 at the Talbragar River N.S.W. (LC).

Production

Made

  • 1877

Source

Credit Line

Presented by Royal Society of NSW, 1891

Acquisition Date

20 October 1891

Cite this Object

Harvard

Timber specimen with surveyors mark from Talbragar River 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 2 December 2021, <https://ma.as/221526>

Wikipedia

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