To New Zealand for Kauri

By Clifford W. Hawkins, published November 1966


An examination of the New Zealand wood trade from Captain Cook’s arrival in 1764 to the end of World War I. The article captures many of the early efforts to both embark and trade the various woods from New Zealand and the trials that faced both merchants and navies in their efforts. Focused on the excellent kuari which was ideal for masts and spars, it also discusses the trade in the less suitable tawa.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Science & Exploration

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