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'Blue Gums', 1884-1917

This full plate glass negative was taken by Kerry and Co at some stage between 1884 and 1917. The silver gelatin dry plate glass negative in landscape format depicts large eucalypt trees by a flooded river bank. A rowboat is pulled up on the bank, half on land, half on the water. A man is sitting on the side of the boat, ...

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Eucalypts in Africa: small-scale farming

With their hard, waxy leaves and iconic 'gum nuts', eucalypts (or gum trees, as they are better known) are widespread and well known to most Australians. But most Australians probably don't realise that the eucalypt is now the most widely cultivated forest tree in the world. See how the humble eucalypt is taking root in ...

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Indigenous Australian climbing a tree, c1817

This is a watercolour, measuring 27.8 cm x 17.7 cm, created by Joseph Lycett in about 1817. It features an Indigenous Australian man about 2 m up the trunk of a eucalypt tree, with his feet and one hand in notches on the trunk. He is holding a small axe in the other hand, ready to cut another notch, apparently being directed ...

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Eucalypts in Africa: timber and tea

Australian eucalypts (gum trees) are a useful plantation timber. In this clip you will see how people and places can be interconnected. Find out how Finlays' tea estate in Kenya uses wood from Australian eucalypts to power its production.

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Indigenous Australians hunting in trees, c1817

This is a watercolour, measuring 27.8 cm x 17.6 cm, created by Joseph Lycett in about 1817. It features an Indigenous Australian man about 5 metres up the trunk of a eucalypt tree, with his feet and one hand in notches on the trunk. He is holding a small axe in the other hand, ready to cut another notch. Below, a man holding ...

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Why are they called the Blue Mountains?

The Blue Mountains are home to many different species of eucalypt trees. See how a bushfire in the Blue Mountains is part of the cycle of life. Bushfire changes the landscape but also stimulates new growth and regeneration of the forest. Watch this clip to see the eucalypt forest before and after a fire.

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Hans Heysen: 'The saplings', 1904

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'The saplings' by Hans Heysen and catalogue information about the painting. There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text that provides an interpretation of the painting and information about the artist's views. The painting pays homage ...