Black kauri

The Black Kauri or Blue Kauri is a species of conifer in the Araucariaceae family. It is found only in Queensland, Australia. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Black kauri is not very abundant, it comes from the west coast of the island, it is only fit for rough work, is heavy with gum, and the most durable of all; in fact, for fencing-posts or the like, I believe it would last as long as puriri. I need hardly say it is not fit for mouldings or joiners' work; it is so hard it would require very strong machinery to work it, and after being worked it would cast into all shapes. More