Kōrero: Logging native forests

Using New Zealand woods (1 o 3)

Using New Zealand woods

This low nursing chair was made in 1856 by Robert Sutherland, probably for his wife when she was breastfeeding. Sutherland was a Scotsman who settled at Waitepeka in South Otago. He used a traditional Scottish pattern and may have brought parts of the chair with him from Scotland – some sections are made from British beech. However, the seat is kahikatea and the dowel rails bracing the legs are mānuka.

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Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Logging native forests - The timber industry, 1840–1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/12738/using-new-zealand-woods (accessed 21 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007