Wellington Botanical Gardens Memorial Register
Agathus australis - kauri - Treehouse - 9

photographed by P C Tomlinson on 15/04/10

Maori used kauri to make huge war canoes.

Some were 25 metres long

They were made by hollowing out the trunk

(by charring the wood and adzing out the burnt bits)

location:

In the National Bank Courtyard at the rear of the Treehouse

comments:

Bronze plaque on surrounding seats.

category: trees - memorial and commemorative